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Hurricane Jimena Moves into Central Pacific

September 1, 2015, 8:43 AM HST
* Updated September 1, 5:52 PM
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By: Jamilia Epping

Hurricane Jimena has moved into the Central Pacific basin and will begin to be tracked by the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

As of the National Hurricane Center’s 5 a.m. advisory, Hurricane Jimena was holding onto Category 3 strength with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour. The storm was about 1,000 miles east of Hilo, traveling at a rate of 10 mph in a west-northwest direction.

Hurricane Ignacio has taken its expected turn to the west-northwest and is now moving onwards and weakening in the subtropical ridge.

Forecasters say gradual weakening is expected to take place over the next 48 hours.

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