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Hurricane MIRIAM Public Advisory Number 16

Issued at 200 PM PDT TUE SEP 25 2012

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WTPZ33 KNHC 252032
TCPEP3
 
BULLETIN
HURRICANE MIRIAM ADVISORY NUMBER  16
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132012
200 PM PDT TUE SEP 25 2012
 
...MIRIAM GRADUALLY WEAKENING...
...LIKELY TO TURN NORTHWESTWARD SOON...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.9N 114.9W
ABOUT 425 MI...685 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...979 MB...28.91 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 PM PDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MIRIAM WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 114.9 WEST.  MIRIAM IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH...7 KM/H.  A TURN TOWARD
THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TONIGHT...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE
NORTH-NORTHWEST BY WEDNESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 85 MPH...140
KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  MIRIAM IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  CONTINUED GRADUAL
WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. 
 
HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES...45 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105
MILES...165 KM.  AN AUTOMATED OBSERVING STATION ON CLARION ISLAND
RECENTLY REPORTED A WIND GUST TO 54 MPH...62 KM/H.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 979 MB...28.91 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF...SWELLS GENERATED BY MIRIAM WILL AFFECT THE SOUTH AND WEST
COASTS OF THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL BAJA PENINSULA DURING THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS. THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING
SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR
LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...800 PM PDT.
 
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FORECASTER KIMBERLAIN
 

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