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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132015
800 AM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...JIMENA CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY RAPIDLY...
...COULD BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE TONIGHT...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.4N 122.0W
ABOUT 1075 MI...1730 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...979 MB...28.91 INCHES


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


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jimena was located
near latitude 12.4 North, longitude 122.0 West.  Jimena is moving
toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is expected
to continue through early Saturday.  A west-northwestward motion is
forecast late Saturday through Sunday.

Jimena has been rapidly intensifying, and maximum sustained winds
have increased to near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts.
Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and
Jimena is expected to become a major hurricane tonight.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
(150 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 979 mb (28.91 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Berg



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