Eastern Pacific Basin Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Blas Public Advisory


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WTPZ32 KNHC 170234
TCPEP2

BULLETIN
Hurricane Blas Advisory Number  12
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP022022
900 PM MDT Thu Jun 16 2022

...BLAS CAUSING LARGE SWELLS ALONG PORTIONS OF THE COAST OF
SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO...


SUMMARY OF 900 PM MDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.5N 106.5W
ABOUT 225 MI...360 KM SW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 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 900 PM MDT (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Blas was located 
near latitude 16.5 North, longitude 106.5 West. Blas is moving 
toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h) and this motion is 
expected to 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 12 
hours or so, but steady weakening is expected to begin Friday 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 140 miles
(220 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 300 AM MDT.

$$
Forecaster Pasch/Bucci



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