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Hurricane FABIAN


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HURRICANE FABIAN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  35A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM AST FRI SEP 05 2003

...DANGEROUS FABIAN NEARING 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.
 
AT 8 AM AST...1200Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FABIAN WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 30.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  65.3 WEST OR ABOUT 155
MILES...250 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA.
 
FABIAN IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 17 MPH...28 KM/HR...AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO BRING THE CORE OF THE HURRICANE NEAR OR OVER
BERMUDA LATER TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 120 MPH...195 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 TODAY...WELL
IN ADVANCE OF THE EYE. THE WEATHER SHOULD BEGIN TO DETERIORATE ON
BERMUDA DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS. BERMUDA IS ALREADY EXPERIENCING
GUSTS TO 38 MPH...61 KM/HR.
 
LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE JUST REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE PLANE
WAS 951 MB...28.08 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 TODAY.

REPEATING THE 8 AM AST POSITION...30.1 N... 65.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 17 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 951 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
 
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