TCPEP1 10:41:07.5609

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----------800 AM PDT Thu Oct 04 2018
...STEADY-STATE SERGIO SWIRLING OVER THE OPEN WATERS OF THE EASTERN PACIFIC...
 SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...15.0N 119.3W ABOUT 820 MI...1320 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...943 MB...27.85 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 Sergio was located near latitude 15.0 North, longitude 119.3 West. Sergio is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue today.  A turn toward the west-northwest and west at a slightly slower forward speed is expected Friday and Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher gusts.  Sergio is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Little change in strength is expected during the next day or so, but gradual weakening is forecast to begin on Friday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 943 mb (27.85 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.
$$ Forecaster Onderlinde/Cangialosi
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