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Hurricane FABIAN


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HURRICANE FABIAN ADVISORY NUMBER  34
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM AST THU SEP 04 2003

...POWERFUL HURRICANE FABIAN TAKING AIM ON BERMUDA...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA.
 
FABIAN IS A LARGE AND SEVERE HURRICANE. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION NOW.

AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FABIAN WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 27.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE  64.7 WEST OR ABOUT 300
MILES...485 KM...SOUTH OF BERMUDA.
 
FABIAN IS NOW MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 17 MPH...27 KM/HR...  
AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO BRING THE CORE OF THE HURRICANE 
NEAR OR OVER BERMUDA BY LATE FRIDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 125 MPH...205 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE POSSIBLE 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 DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  940 MB...27.76 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 WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD ALONG PORTIONS OF THE EAST COAST
OF THE UNITED STATES ON FRIDAY.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM AST POSITION...27.9 N... 64.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 17 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...125 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 940 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 2 AM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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