Hurricane Julia Update

By: NHC
By: NHC

...JULIA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.2N 29.5W
ABOUT 355 MI...570 KM WNW OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...984 MB...29.06 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 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE JULIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 29.5 WEST. JULIA IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR. A
WEST-NORTHWEST TO NORTHWEST MOTION WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 85 MPH...140
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. JULIA IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS
FORECAST DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO...FOLLOWED BY SLOW WEAKENING.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105
MILES...165 KM.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 984 MB...29.06 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE.


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