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Hurricane ISABEL


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HURRICANE ISABEL ADVISORY NUMBER  10
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST MON SEP 08 2003

...ISABEL STRENGTHENS INTO THE SECOND MAJOR HURRICANE OF THE YEAR...
 
AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF MAJOR HURRICANE ISABEL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE  42.6 WEST OR ABOUT
1265 MILES...2040 KM...EAST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS.
 
ISABEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH
...22 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 115 MPH...185 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS...MAKING ISABEL A CATEGORY 3...MAJOR HURRICANE...ON THE SAFFIR
SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE.  ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND ISABEL COULD BECOME A CATEGORY 4
HURRICANE LATER TODAY OR ON TUESDAY.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  35 MILES... 55 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 115 MILES...185 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  962 MB...28.41 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...17.2 N... 42.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...115 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 962 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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