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Hurricane OLIVIA


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Hurricane Olivia Special Advisory Number  23
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP172018
500 AM PDT Thu Sep 06 2018

...OLIVIA RE-INTENSIFIES INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM PDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.2N 126.5W
ABOUT 1120 MI...1805 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...959 MB...28.32 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 AM PDT (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Olivia was located
near latitude 18.2 North, longitude 126.5 West. Olivia is moving
toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this motion
with some increase in forward speed is expected during the next
couple of days.  A gradual turn toward the west is expected over the
weekend.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph (195 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Olivia is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some additional strengthening
is possible today.  After that, a gradual weakening trend is
forecast to begin tonight or Friday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles
(185 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 959 mb (28.32 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

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Forecaster Beven

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