Hurricane Jimena Advisory 15

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Hurricane Jimena Advisory #15

WTPZ33 KNHC 300846
TCPEP3

BULLETIN
HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER 15
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP132015
200 AM PDT SUN AUG 30 2015

…JIMENA REMAINS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE OVER OPEN WATERS…
SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…13.7N 128.4W
ABOUT 1365 MI…2200 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…130 MPH…215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…947 MB…27.97 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 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Jimena was located
near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 128.4 West. Jimena is moving
toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general
motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 130 mph (215 km/h)
with higher gusts. Jimena is a category 4 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Fluctuations in intensity are
possible during the next day or so, but Jimena is expected to remain
a major hurricane through Monday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles
(205 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 947 mb (27.97 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 800 AM PDT.

$$
Forecaster Blake

N
WTPZ43 KNHC 300848
TCDEP3

HURRICANE JIMENA DISCUSSION NUMBER 15
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP132015
200 AM PDT SUN AUG 30 2015

The overall cloud pattern has degraded a little during the past few
hours with some cooling of the eye of Jimena. Microwave data
confirm the ongoing eyewall replacement, with some evidence that the
inner eyewall is eroding at the expense of an outer eyewall.
Satellite estimates have come down somewhat, so the initial
intensity is reduced to 115 kt.

The intensity forecast for the next day or so is primarily dependent
on when and if the eyewall cycle completes. After considering the
low-shear, warm-water environment, I will assume that Jimena will be
able to complete the eyewall cycle and not lose much more intensity
this weekend. After that time, overall environmental conditions only
gradually become less conducive. These factors suggest a slow decay
of the cyclone then, although there is considerable uncertainty
since the intensity guidance is rather divergent by long range.
There has not been any significant change to the intensity
consensus and, given the uncertainties, the new forecast is kept
nearly the same as the old one.

The initial motion estimate is 290/11. So far Jimena has been a
well-behaved cyclone as the subtropical ridge has provided a steady
steering current. This ridge is forecast to remain firm for the
next few days, keeping the west-northwestward motion in place.
Around the time Jimena reaches the central Pacific, it should slow
down considerably due to a weakening of the subtropical ridge, which
could allow a turn to the northwest by the end of the period.
However, the bulk of guidance keep the hurricane moving slowly
west-northwestward through day 5, with some outliers. No
significant changes were made to the latest NHC prediction since the
model consensus is very close to the previous official forecast.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 30/0900Z 13.7N 128.4W 115 KT 130 MPH
12H 30/1800Z 14.3N 130.1W 115 KT 130 MPH
24H 31/0600Z 15.1N 132.7W 115 KT 130 MPH
36H 31/1800Z 15.8N 135.2W 110 KT 125 MPH
48H 01/0600Z 16.3N 137.3W 105 KT 120 MPH
72H 02/0600Z 17.2N 140.2W 95 KT 110 MPH
96H 03/0600Z 17.9N 142.0W 85 KT 100 MPH
120H 04/0600Z 18.5N 143.5W 75 KT 85 MPH

$$
Forecaster Blake

N

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