Hurricane JIMENA Public Advisory

By: National Hurricane Center
By: National Hurricane Center

WTPZ33 KNHC 291444
TCPEP3
BULLETIN
HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER 4
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP132009
800 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2009

...JIMENA NOW A HURRICANE...COULD BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE BY
TOMORROW...

AT 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...THE EYE OF HURRICANE JIMENA WAS
LOCATED BY SATELLITE IMAGERY NEAR LATITUDE 14.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE
103.2 WEST OR ABOUT 285 MILES...455 KM...SOUTHWEST OF ACAPULCO MEXICO AND ABOUT 335 MILES...535 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MANZANILLO MEXICO.

JIMENA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WITH A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST LATE ON SUNDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 80 MPH...130 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS LIKELY ANDJIMENA COULD BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE BY TOMORROW.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM.

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

...SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT INFORMATION...
LOCATION...14.3N 103.2W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST-NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 9 MPH MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...984 MB

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 200 PM PDT.

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FORECASTER BLAKE


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