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Hurricane FABIAN


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HURRICANE FABIAN ADVISORY NUMBER  33
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST THU SEP 04 2003

...DANGEROUS HURRICANE FABIAN HEADING FOR BERMUDA...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA.
 
FABIAN IS A LARGE AND DANGEROUS HURRICANE. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT
LIFE AND PROPERTY ON BERMUDA SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
 
AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE EYE OF HURRICANE FABIAN WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 26.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE  64.4 WEST OR ABOUT 415 MILES...670
KM...SOUTH OF BERMUDA.
 
FABIAN IS NOW MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH...26
KM/HR.  THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO BRING THE CORE OF THE HURRICANE
NEAR OR OVER BERMUDA LATE FRIDAY. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 120 MPH...195 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 230 MILES...370 KM.  FABIAN IS A LARGE HURRICANE AND TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH BERMUDA EARLY FRIDAY...WELL
IN ADVANCE OF THE EYE. THE WEATHER SHOULD BEGIN TO DETERIORATE ON
BERMUDA TONIGHT. 
 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE PLANE WAS 941
MB...27.79 INCHES.

RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED HIGHER 
AMOUNTS...CAN BE EXPECTED ON BERMUDA.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 6 TO 10 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE 
LEVELS...ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE 
EXPECTED ON BERMUDA.

LARGE SWELLS AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT
THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND PUERTO
RICO. LARGE SWELLS WILL ALSO BEGIN TO SPREAD ALONG PORTIONS OF THE
EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES TODAY.

REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...26.4 N... 64.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...120 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 941 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 8 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 PM
AST.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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