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Hurricane FABIAN


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HURRICANE FABIAN ADVISORY NUMBER  26
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM AST TUE SEP 02 2003

...FABIAN WEAKENING SLIGHTLY BUT STILL A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...
 
AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FABIAN WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 21.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  61.6 WEST OR ABOUT 225 MILES
...365 KM...NORTH-NORTHEAST OF ST. MARTIN IN THE NORTHERN LEEWARD
ISLANDS.
 
FABIAN IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR  9 MPH...15 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 135 MPH...215 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH ARE COMMON IN MAJOR HURRICANES AND
THESE COULD OCCUR DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  70 MILES...110 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 160 MILES...260 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  946 MB...27.94 INCHES.
 
LARGE SWELLS AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL BE AFFECTING THE
NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND PUERTO RICO 
OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO. 

ALL INTERESTS IN AND AROUND BERMUDA SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF FABIAN.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM AST POSITION...21.1 N... 61.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR  9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...135 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 946 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 5 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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