Hurricane Raymond becomes Category 3 storm with 120 mph (195 kph) winds as it nears Mexico

Hurricane Raymond becomes Category 3 storm with 120 mph (195 kph) winds as it nears Mexico.

BULLETIN
HURRICANE RAYMOND ADVISORY

…RAYMOND STALLS SOUTH OF MEXICO WITH 120 MPH WINDS…

 

084718W_NL_sm_small Hurricane Raymond becomes Category 3 storm with 120 mph (195 kph) winds as it nears Mexico

SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…16.0N 102.2W
ABOUT 125 MI…200 KM SSW OF ZIHUATANEJO MEXICO
ABOUT 165 MI…265 KM WSW OF ACAPULCO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…120 MPH…195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…955 MB…28.20 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* TECPAN DE GALEANA TO LAZARO CARDENAS

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* ACAPULCO TO TECPAN DE GALEANA

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…
* ACAPULCO TO TECPAN DE GALEANA

avn0-lalo_small Hurricane Raymond becomes Category 3 storm with 120 mph (195 kph) winds as it nears Mexico

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA.  A WARNING IS TYPICALLY ISSUED
36 HOURS BEFORE THE ANTICIPATED FIRST OCCURRENCE OF TROPICAL-
STORM-FORCE WINDS…CONDITIONS THAT MAKE OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS
DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY
SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 200 AM PDT…0900 UTC…THE EYE OF HURRICANE RAYMOND WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.0 NORTH…LONGITUDE 102.2 WEST. RAYMOND IS
STATIONARY BUT A GENERAL NORTHWARD DRIFT IS FORECAST…BRINGING
RAYMOND CLOSER TO THE COAST OF MEXICO WITHIN THE HURRICANE WARNING
AREA LATER TODAY AND TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 120 MPH…195
KM/H…WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  RAYMOND IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  SOME ADDITIONAL
STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 15 MILES…30 KM…FROM
THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70
MILES…110 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 955 MB…28.20 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN PORTIONS
OF THE WARNING AREA LATER TODAY. HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED IN PORTIONS OF THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA BY TONIGHT OR
EARLY TUESDAY.  HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
WATCH AREA BY TONIGHT OR TUESDAY.

STORM SURGE…A STORM SURGE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT
COASTAL FLOODING IN AREAS OF ONSHORE FLOW WITHIN THE WARNING AREAS.
NEAR THE COAST…THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND
DESTRUCTIVE WAVES.

RAINFALL…RAYMOND IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4
INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 8 INCHES OVER THE MEXICAN STATE
OF GUERRERO AND MICHOACAN.

SURF…SWELLS GENERATED BY RAYMOND ARE AFFECTING PORTIONS OF
THE SOUTH-CENTRAL COAST OF MEXICO. THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS. FOR MORE
INFORMATION…PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER
OFFICE.