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Hurricane ISABEL


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

...ISABEL CONTINUING TO GAIN STRENGTH...COULD BECOME A CATEGORY 4
HURRICANE TONIGHT...
 
AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF MAJOR HURRICANE ISABEL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE  43.7 WEST OR ABOUT
1195 MILES...1920 KM...EAST OF THE NORTHERN 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 125 MPH...205 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS...MAKING ISABEL A STRONG CATEGORY 3 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 TONIGHT 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 140 MILES...220 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  952 MB...28.11 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...17.9 N... 43.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...125 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 952 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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