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Hurricane GILMA Public Advisory Number 8

Issued at 800 PM PDT WED AUG 08 2012

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WTPZ32 KNHC 090252
TCPEP2
 
BULLETIN
HURRICANE GILMA ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP072012
800 PM PDT WED AUG 08 2012
 
...GILMA BECOMES A HURRICANE...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.1N 118.4W
ABOUT 725 MI...1170 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB...29.15 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 PM PDT...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE GILMA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 16.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 118.4 WEST. GILMA IS MOVING
TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/H. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST
AND A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  GILMA IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE
TONIGHT. A WEAKENING TREND IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE THURSDAY.

HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80
MILES...130 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 987 MB...29.15 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...200 AM PDT.
 
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FORECASTER CANGIALOSI
 

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