Eastern Pacific Basin Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Blas Public Advisory


169 
WTPZ32 KNHC 161436
TCPEP2

BULLETIN
Hurricane Blas Advisory Number  10
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP022022
1000 AM CDT Thu Jun 16 2022

...BLAS CONTINUES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD WITH NO CHANGE IN STRENGTH...
...LARGE SWELLS CAUSING DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS 
ALONG THE COAST OF SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO...


SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.9N 104.8W
ABOUT 215 MI...350 KM S OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 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 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Blas was located
near latitude 15.9 North, longitude 104.8 West. Blas is moving
toward the west-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this motion is
expected to continue over the next few days with some increase
in forward speed.

Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next 
24 hours, but steady weakening is expected to begin Friday 
night and continue through the weekend. 

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles
(205 km).

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


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Blas will continue to affect the
southwest coast of Mexico during the next couple of days. The swells
are forecast to spread to portions of the southern coast of Baja
California by late Friday and continue through the weekend.  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 400 PM CDT.

$$
Forecaster Brown




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