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Hurricane Adrian Skirts Coast of Mexico

Hurricane Adrian infra-red image from satellite courtesy NOAA
Hurricane Adrian is skirting the coast of Mexico with gusts of wind reaching up to 120 knots. Ships in the area are requested to send 3-hourly reports to the National Hurricane Center in Florida. The advisory from the center is as follows:

Thursday 9th June 09:00 UTC

Summary of watches and warnings in effect: None.  
Hurricane center located near 14.2N 103.5W on 9th June at 09:00. Position accurate within 20 nautical miles.

Present movement toward the West-NorthWest or 295 degrees at 10KT. 

Estimated minimum central pressure  979 MB

Max sustained winds 80 KT with gusts to 100 KT.
64 KT……. 25NE  20SE  20SW  25NW.
50 KT……. 40NE  35SE  35SW  40NW.
34 KT……. 70NE  70SE  60SW  70NW.
12 FT SEAS..150NE 120SE 120SW  90NW.

Winds and seas vary greatly in each quadrant. Radii in nautical miles are the largest radii expected anywhere in that quadrant. 

Repeat…center located near 14.2N 103.5W on 9th June at 09:00. On 9th June 06:00 center was located near 14.0N 103.1W
Forecast valid 9th June 18:00 14.7N 104.7W
Max Wind  90 KT… Gusts of 110 KT.
64 KT… 30NE  25SE  20SW  25NW.
50 KT… 50NE  40SE  35SW  50NW.
34 KT… 90NE  80SE  70SW  80NW.
Forecast valid 10th June at 06:0015.2N 106.0W
Max Wind 100 KT … Gusts of 120 KT.
64 KT… 40NE  35SE  30SW  35NW.
50 KT… 60NE  50SE  40SW  50NW.
34 KT…100NE  90SE  70SW  90NW.
Forecast valid 10th June 18:00 15.7N 107.3W
Max Wind 100 KT … Gusts of 120 KT.
64 KT… 40NE  35SE  30SW  35NW.
50 KT… 60NE  50SE  45SW  55NW.
34 KT…110NE  90SE  80SW 110NW.
Forecast Valid 11th June at 06:00 16.2N 108.6W
Max Wind  95 KT … Gusts 115 KT.
50 KT… 60NE  50SE  45SW  55NW.
34 KT…110NE  90SE  80SW 110NW.
Forecast Valid 12th at 06:00 17.0N 110.5W
Max Wind 80 KT … Gusts 100 KT.
50 KT… 50NE  40SE  40SW  50NW.
34 KT…100NE  80SE  80SW 100NW.
Extended outlook. Note errors for track have averaged near 150 nautical miles on day 4 and 200 nautical miles on day 5 and for intesity near 20 KT each day.
Ooutlook valid 13th June at 06:00 17.5N 112.0W
Max Wind 55 KT … Gusts of  65 KT.
Outlook valif 14th June at 06:00 18.5N 114.0W
Max Wind 30 KT … Gusts of  40 KT.
Request for 3 hourly ship reports within 300 miles of 14.2N 103.5W
Next advisory on 9th June at 15:00

The hurricane is not expected to make landfall though ships in the area are advised to check forecasts. See the five day forcast track below for the expected progression of the storm:

5 day track of Hurricane Adrian courtesy NOAA

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