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HURRICANE ULIKA ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP192016
200 AM PDT WED SEP 28 2016

...TINY ULIKA RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES TO A HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.9N 139.0W
ABOUT 1135 MI...1830 KM ESE OF HILO HAWAII
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 30 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...992 MB...29.30 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 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Ulika was located
near latitude 13.9 North, longitude 139.0 West.  Ulika is moving
toward the north-northeast near 7 mph (11 km/h).  A turn toward the
north is expected later today, followed by a turn toward the
northwest on Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening is possible
today.  However, weakening is forecast to begin tonight, and Ulika
is expected to become a tropical storm again on Thursday.

Ulika is a tiny hurricane.  Hurricane-force winds extend outward up
to 10 miles (20 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds
extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 992 mb (29.30 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Berg




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