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Hurricane KENNETH Public Advisory Number 8

Issued at 700 AM PST MON NOV 21 2011

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WTPZ33 KNHC 211437
TCPEP3
 
BULLETIN
HURRICANE KENNETH ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132011
700 AM PST MON NOV 21 2011
 
...KENNETH BECOMES A RARE LATE-SEASON HURRICANE...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 700 AM PST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.7N 109.6W
ABOUT 705 MI...1135 KM S OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...989 MB...29.21 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 700 AM PST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE KENNETH WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 109.6 WEST. KENNETH IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/H. A TURN
TOWARD THE WEST AND SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE EXPECTED
WITHIN 24 HOURS...AND THIS MOTION SHOULD THEN CONTINUE THROUGH
EARLY WEDNESDAY. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 80 MPH...130
KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  KENNETH IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON WIND SCALE.  ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS
FORECAST...AND KENNETH COULD BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE DURING THE
NEXT DAY OR SO.
 
HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 15 MILES...30 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140
MILES...220 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 989 MB...29.21 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...100 PM PST.
 
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FORECASTER KIMBERLAIN
 

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