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Hurricane SERGIO


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Hurricane Sergio Advisory Number  20
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP212018
200 AM PDT Thu Oct 04 2018

...SERGIO A LITTLE STRONGER...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.4N 118.8W
ABOUT 825 MI...1330 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...943 MB...27.85 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 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Sergio was located
near latitude 14.4 North, longitude 118.8 West.  Sergio is moving
toward the northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this motion is
expected to continue today.  A turn toward the west-northwest and
west at a slightly slower forward speed is expected Friday and
Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Sergio is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Little change in strength is expected during
the next day or so, but gradual weakening is forecast to begin on
Friday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the
center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150
miles (240 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 943 mb (27.85 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 Berg

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