Eastern Pacific Basin Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Blas Public Advisory


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WTPZ32 KNHC 160835
TCPEP2

BULLETIN
Hurricane Blas Advisory Number   9
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP022022
400 AM CDT Thu Jun 16 2022

...BLAS MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH...


SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.8N 104.0W
ABOUT 220 MI...355 KM S OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB...28.97 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 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Blas was located
near latitude 15.8 North, longitude 104.0 West. Blas is moving
toward the west-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h) and this motion is
expected to continue over the next several days with some increase
in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Slight strengthening is possible today and tonight followed 
by gradual weakening beginning Friday night or Saturday.

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 981 mb (28.97 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 AM CDT.

$$
Forecaster Beven



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