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Hurricane Andres....

Posted by deanna on June 23, 2009, 4:16 pm

Andres was just upgraded to a hurricane - here's
the latest public statement: of 2:00 PM PDT on June 23, 2009

...Reconnaissance data indicate Andres is a hurricane...

A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for the southwestern coast of
Mexico from punto san telmo to Cabo Corrientes. A Hurricane Warning
means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the
warning area within 24 hours.

At 2 PM PDT...2100 UTC...the Tropical Storm Warning from Lazaro Cardenas to punto san telmo has been discontinued.

Interests elsewhere along the western coast of Mexico and the southern Baja Peninsula should monitor the progress of Andres.

For storm information specific to your area...please monitor products issued by your National meteorological service.

At 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...the center of Hurricane Andres was located near latitude 18.6 north...longitude 105.2 west or about 65 miles 105 km...west-southwest of Manzanillo Mexico and about 130 miles...205 km...south-southeast of Cabo Corrientes Mexico.

Andres is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph...20 km/hr...and this motion is expected to continue during the next day or so followed by a turn toward the west-northwest. On the forecast
track...Andres will continue passing very close to...or over...the coast of southwestern Mexico today.

Reconnaissance data indicate that the maximum winds are near 75 mph...120 km/hr...with higher gusts. Andres is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Although Andres has become a hurricane today...weakening is forecast during the next day or two.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles...30 km...from the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70
miles...110 km.

The latest minimum central pressure measured by reconnaissance aircraft was 988 mb...29.18 inches.

Andres is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches over portions of west-central Mexico...with possible isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches.

Coastal storm surge flooding of 1 to 3 feet above normal tide level...along with large and dangerous battering waves...are possible in the warning area.

...Summary of 200 PM PDT information...
location...18.6n 105.2w maximum sustained winds...75 mph present movement...northwest or 310 degrees at 13 mph minimum central pressure...988 mb

an intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane
Center at 500 PM PDT followed by the next complete advisory at 800


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