Eastern Pacific Basin Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Blas Public Advisory


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WTPZ32 KNHC 151454
TCPEP2

BULLETIN
Hurricane Blas Advisory Number   6
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP022022
1000 AM CDT Wed Jun 15 2022

...BLAS QUICKLY STRENGTHENS INTO A HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...14.9N 102.8W
ABOUT 300 MI...485 KM SSE OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...988 MB...29.18 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 14.9 North, longitude 102.8 West. Blas is now moving
toward the west-northwest near 5 mph (7 km/h) and this motion is
expected to continue for the next several days with gradual 
acceleration.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) 
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the 
next 24 hours followed by gradual weakening by the end of the week.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles
(75 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 988 mb (29.18 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Blas are expected to reach the coast of
southwestern Mexico later today.  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 Papin



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