Tropical Depression Christina Advisory

HURRICANE BORIS ADVISORY NUMBER 18
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP022008
200 AM PDT TUE JUL 01 2008

...BORIS STRENGTHENS INTO A HURRICANE...THE FIRST OF 2008 SEASON...

AT 200 AM PDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BORIS WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 14.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 124.2 WEST OR ABOUT 1095 MILES
...1765 KM...WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA.

BORIS IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH SOME
REDUCTION IN FORWARD SPEED. THE SYSTEM MAY MOVE MORE TOWARD THE
WEST-NORTHWEST ON WEDNESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 12
HOURS...AND A SLOW DECREASE IN WIND SPEED IS POSSIBLE BY THE END OF
THE DAY OR EARLY WEDNESDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 40 MILES...65 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85
MILES...140 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 989 MB...29.21 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 200 AM PDT POSITION...14.6 N...124.2 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 14 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...989 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
800 AM PDT.

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FORECASTER BLAKE


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