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Sandra Could Reach Hurricane Strength

November 26, 2015

Sandra Image credit NASAGSFC.

Sandra Image credit NASAGSFC.

 

Interests in southern portions of the Baja California peninsula have been advised to monitor the progress of Sandra, as Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches may be required for portions of this area later today (25 November).

According to the Hurricane Sandra Advisory No.7 issued at 0900 UTC today by the USA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami Fl, the center of Hurricane Sandra was near latitude 12.5 North, longitude 109.0 West. Sandra is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h) and a turn toward the northwest is expected later today, with a turn toward the north on Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 36 hours, and Sandra could become a major hurricane later today or Thursday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km).

For information about operations in the Americas, contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Center at hub.us@gac.com

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