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Sun Sep 15 2019 

 KIKO BECOMES A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE WHILE IT MOVES WESTWARD

 

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Hurricane Kiko Advisory Number 13
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP132019
800 AM PDT Sun Sep 15 2019 
...KIKO BECOMES A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE WHILE IT MOVES WESTWARD...

SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.0N 121.1W ABOUT 835 MI...1340 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...950 MB...28.06 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Kiko was located near latitude 17.0 North, longitude 121.1 West. Kiko is moving toward the west near 7 mph (11 km/h), and a slow westward track is forecast during the next few days.  Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts. Kiko is now a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some slow weakening is forecast during the next 3 days.
Kiko is a small tropical cyclone. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm- force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km). 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 950 mb (28.06 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.
NEXT ADVISORY

Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.


 

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Is it headed for Hawaii?

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1 hour ago, Corey said:

At this time there are no hurricane threats to Hawaii.

Indeed, I took the time to look and it's nice and far away for now. Here's hoping it does not head that way. Another member, @KW4TO just moved back from Hawaii. I wonder if he had any hurricanes during the two or so years he lived out there.

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Yes just moved back from Oahu last month, in my last 2 years there we faced 2 hurricanes, both were fortunately near-misses.

Here are the forecast tracks for Lane AUG 2018, notice how most of them go directly over the islands, we were very fortunate, it turned west at the last minutes and avoided downtown Honolulu.  Stores were out of water, and gas stations empty as people hoarded in preparation.

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8 minutes ago, KW4TO said:

Pictures from Honolulu AUG 2018 anticipating Hurricane Lane - I think these were form my local CVS or Walmart, everyone was out of bottled water days before the storm arrived.

Wow. It goes to show you how fragile our supply chain remains. It can basically support a one week hoarding binge and then if the supply lines don't reopen, too bad!

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On 9/20/2019 at 6:38 PM, KN4YZY said:

Wow, that like this area, when we get a threat of snow.😄
That's why everybody needs to be prepared.

Walt Starling; who was a traffic reporter in the Washington DC Area years ago; once said as a snow flurry began to fall "For you new people welcome to the nation's capital were a fella with a bad case of dandruff can lean his head out his car window, scratch his scalp, and create a five mile backup. People here cannot cope with white flakes!" 

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Tom Horne W3TDH

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