Eastern Pacific Basin Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Blas Public Advisory


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WTPZ32 KNHC 152046
TCPEP2

BULLETIN
Hurricane Blas Advisory Number   7
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP022022
400 PM CDT Wed Jun 15 2022

...BLAS CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY...
...SWELLS BEGINNING TO AFFECT THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF MEXICO...


SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.1N 103.1W
ABOUT 280 MI...450 KM SSE OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...980 MB...28.94 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 400 PM CDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Blas was located 
near latitude 15.1 North, longitude 103.1 West. Blas is moving 
toward the west-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h) and this motion is 
expected to continue over the next several days with gradual 
acceleration.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) 
with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the 
next 24 hours followed by gradual weakening through the end of the 
week.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
(150 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 980 mb (28.94 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Blas are affecting the coast of 
southwestern Mexico and are likely to continue over the next several 
days.  These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and 
rip current conditions.  Please consult products from your local 
weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1000 PM CDT.

$$
Forecaster Papin



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