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----------800 AM PDT Fri Sep 28 2018
...MAJOR HURRICANE ROSA NOW HEADING NORTHWESTWARD...
 SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...17.2N 117.5W ABOUT 630 MI...1015 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...942 MB...27.82 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Rosa was located near latitude 17.2 North, longitude 117.5 West. Rosa is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h). A continued northwestward motion is expected today, followed by a turn toward the north by Saturday night. By early next week, Rosa is forecast to turn toward the north-northeast and increase its forward speed.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher gusts.  Rosa is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Additional weakening is anticipated today.  Some fluctuations in intensity are possible on Saturday, but a steady weakening trend is anticipated to begin by Saturday night.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 942 mb (27.82 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- SURF:  Swells generated by Rosa will affect portions of the coasts of southwestern Mexico, the southern Baja California Peninsula, and southern California late this week and over the weekend.  These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather office.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.
$$ Forecaster Zelinsky
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