Eastern Pacific Basin Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Storm Blas Public Advisory


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WTPZ32 KNHC 150845
TCPEP2

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Blas Advisory Number   5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       EP022022
400 AM CDT Wed Jun 15 2022

...BLAS STRENGTHENING AND EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.2N 102.6W
ABOUT 285 MI...460 KM SSE OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.36 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 Tropical Storm Blas was
located near latitude 15.2 North, longitude 102.6 West. Blas is
moving toward the north-northwest near 6 mph (9 km/h).  A turn 
toward the northwest is expected this morning, with a 
west-northwestward motion expected late today or tonight.  Blas is 
expected to continue moving west-northwestward
through Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (100 km/h) 
with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast, and Blas 
is expected to become a hurricane later today.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb (29.36 inches).


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