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Hurricane SERGIO


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Hurricane Sergio Advisory Number  15
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP212018
800 PM PDT Tue Oct 02 2018

...SERGIO TURNS TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AS A MAJOR HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.8N 115.8W
ABOUT 860 MI...1385 KM SSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...965 MB...28.50 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 800 PM PDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Sergio was located
near latitude 11.8 North, longitude 115.8 West. Sergio is moving
toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h).  A west-
northwestward to northwestward motion is anticipated over the
next few days.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Sergio is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some strengthening is forecast during the
next 48 hours, with weakening expected to begin on Friday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles
(240 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 965 mb (28.50 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 AM PDT.

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Forecaster Blake

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