Hurricane advisory issued for Southern Baja California

    Jimena is bearing down on the southern part of the Baja. The National Hurricane Center and Mexican Center have issued a HURRICANE WARNING advisory for Baja California Sur.

    Hurricane Jimena Photo: NASA
    Hurricane Jimena Photo: NASA
    Hurricane Jimena Photo: NASA

    Jimena is bearing down on the southern part of the Baja.

    The National Hurricane Center and Mexican Center have issued a HURRICANE WARNING advisory for Baja California Sur.

    For more information:

    National Hurricane Center: JIMENA web site

    143526BULLETIN
    HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER 12
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP132009
    800 AM PDT MON AUG 31 2009

    …HURRICANE WARNINGS ISSUED FOR SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA…

    AT 8 AM PDT…1500 UTC…THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS CHANGED THE
    HURRICANE WATCH TO A HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF
    THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA FROM BAHIA MAGDALENA SOUTHWARD ON THE
    WEST COAST…AND FROM SAN EVARISTO SOUTHWARD ON THE EAST COAST…
    INCLUDING CABO SAN LUCAS. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE
    CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 24
    HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED
    TO COMPLETION.

    AT 8 AM PDT…1500 UTC…THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS ISSUED A
    HURRICANE WATCH FOR THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA NORTH OF BAHIA
    MAGDALENA ON THE WEST COAST TO PUNTA ABREOJOS AND NORTH OF SAN
    EVARISTO TO MULEGE ON THE EAST COAST. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT
    HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…GENERALLY
    WITHIN 36 HOURS.

    INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE CENTRAL BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA AND IN
    WESTERN MAINLAND MEXICO SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF JIMENA.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…PLEASE MONITOR
    PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

    AT 800 AM PDT…1500 UTC…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE JIMENA WAS
    LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.0 NORTH…LONGITUDE 108.3 WEST OR ABOUT 355
    MILES…570 KM…SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.

    JIMENA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH…13 KM/HR…AND A
    TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD
    SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO. ON THE FORECAST
    TRACK…JIMENA WILL BE APPROACHING THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE BAJA
    CALIFORNIA PENINSULA ON TUESDAY.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 145 MPH…230 KM/HR…WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. JIMENA IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON
    THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE
    POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE
    HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE JIMENA LATER
    TODAY.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES…45 KM…FROM
    THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80
    MILES…130 KM.

    ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 940 MB…27.76 INCHES.

    JIMENA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10
    INCHES OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA AND
    PORTIONS OF WESTERN MEXICO DURING THE NEXT 2 DAYS…WITH POSSIBLE
    ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES.

    A STORM SURGE ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES WILL
    PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE BAJA CALIFORNIA
    PENINSULA.

    …SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT INFORMATION…
    LOCATION…18.0N 108.3W
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…145 MPH
    PRESENT MOVEMENT…NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT 8 MPH
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…940 MB

    AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
    CENTER AT 1100 AM PDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 200
    PM PDT.

    $$
    FORECASTER PASCH

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