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Hurricane ISABEL


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HURRICANE ISABEL ADVISORY NUMBER  35
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST SUN SEP 14 2003

...DANGEROUS ISABEL REMAINS JUST BELOW CATEGORY 5 STRENGTH...
 
AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF MAJOR HURRICANE ISABEL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  67.4 WEST OR ABOUT 
320 MILES...515 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS
ISLANDS.
 
ISABEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS RECENTLY REPORTED BY NOAA AND AIR FORCE
RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT REMAIN NEAR 155 MPH...250
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  THIS MAKES ISABEL A STRONG CATEGORY 4
HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE...AND JUST BELOW
CATEGORY 5 INTENSITY. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH ARE POSSIBLE
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. 
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 100 MILES...160 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 200 MILES...325 KM.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE
HUNTERS IS  933 MB...27.55 INCHES.
 
LARGE OCEAN SWELLS AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY OVER
PORTIONS OF THE GREATER AND LESSER ANTILLES...THE TURKS AND CAICOS
ISLANDS...AND THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. 
THESE DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL ALSO AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE
SOUTHEASTERN U.S. COAST DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...24.1 N... 67.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...155 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 933 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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