Hurricane Blanca

The Pacific Ocean now has its second hurricane of the season. Hurricane Blanca has formed and it’s headed towards western Mexico.  The graphic below is the forecast track, below that, you can read the bulletin. If you want to see how strong the winds are, click here!

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BULLETIN
HURRICANE BLANCA ADVISORY NUMBER  12
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP022015
1000 AM CDT WED JUN 03 2015

...BLANCA REACHES 130 MPH WINDS...


SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...12.4N 104.7W
ABOUT 420 MI...675 KM SSW OF ZIHUATANEJO MEXICO
ABOUT 455 MI...735 KM S OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...948 MB...28.00 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests along the west-central coast of mainland Mexico should
monitor the progress of Blanca.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Blanca was located
near latitude 12.4 North, longitude 104.7 West. Blanca is stationary
and little motion is anticipated today. The hurricane should begin
to move toward the north-northwest with an increase in forward speed
on Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 130 mph (215 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Blanca is a category 4 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some additional strengthening
is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles
(185 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 948 mb (28.00 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
SURF:  Swells generated by Blanca will begin affecting portions of
the coast of southwestern Mexico during the next couple of days.
These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip
current conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather
office.

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