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Hurricane ISABEL


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HURRICANE ISABEL ADVISORY NUMBER  13
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST TUE SEP 09 2003

...ISABEL IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON   
SCALE... 

AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISABEL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 19.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  45.7 WEST OR ABOUT 1050
MILES...1700 KM...EAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS OF THE
CARIBBEAN SEA.
 
ISABEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR
...AND A TURN TOWARD THE WEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT DAY OR
TWO.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 135 MPH...215 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  ISABEL IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE SCALE.  SOME SLIGHT ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  35 MILES... 55 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 175 MILES...280 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  948 MB...27.99 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...19.1 N... 45.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...135 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 948 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER LAWRENCE
 
 
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