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NHC STORM ADVISORY: Olivia approaching Hurricane strength

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Tropical Storm Olivia Advisory Number 12 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP172018 200 PM PDT Mon Sep 03 2018


...OLIVIA APPROACHING HURRICANE STRENGTH...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...16.6N 115.2W ABOUT 555 MI...895 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...991 MB...29.27 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 200 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Olivia was located near latitude 16.6 North, longitude 115.2 West. Olivia is moving toward the west near 8 mph (13 km/h). The storm is forecast to move faster toward the west by tomorrow, and turn west- northwestward by Thursday.


Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Olivia should become a hurricane tonight or early tomorrow, and further strengthening is possible through Thursday.


Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center.


The estimated minimum central pressure is 991 mb (29.27 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.


NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 800 PM PDT.

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