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Hurricane Amanda

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Hurricane Amanda is the first named tropical system in the Pacific Ocean for the 2014 season.  Amanda is currently a category 4 hurricane with a minimum central pressure of 935mb and maximum sustained winds near 150 mph. 

Amanda became a tropical depression this past Thursday afternoon and then a tropical storm by Friday morning.  The storm continued to increase in intensity, becoming a category 1 hurricane Saturday afternoon and reaching category 4 hurricane status by early Sunday morning. 

Over the past 5 days the tropical storm has had mainly a west/northwest route with slow progression.  Over the next three days a northerly then northeasterly turn expected for Amanda with a slow pace of 5-15 mph. Due to cold upwelling and some dry mid-level air Amanda is expected to slowly decrease in strength over the next 24 hours. By Tuesday morning the weakening system will begin to rapidly weaken becoming a tropical low pressure system by Friday morning.  The United States does not expect to see any impact from Amanda but the central west coast of Mexico, south of the Baja peninsula, could see some rain late in the week. 

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