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Hurricane ISABEL


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HURRICANE ISABEL ADVISORY NUMBER  39
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST MON SEP 15 2003

...POWERFUL HURRICANE ISABEL MOVING NORTHWESTWARD...
 
INTERESTS FROM THE CAROLINAS NORTHWARD TO SOUTHERN NEW
ENGLAND...ALONG THE COAST AND INLAND...SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF ISABEL.

AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISABEL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 25.6 NORTH... LONGITUDE 70.0 WEST OR ABOUT 740 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA. THIS POSITION IS
ALSO ABOUT 470 MILES...755 KM EAST OF NASSAU.

ISABEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH ...13 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 125 MPH...205 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE COMMON IN MAJOR HURRICANES...
AND THESE COULD OCCUR OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 205 MILES...335 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  949 MB...28.02 INCHES.

LARGE OCEAN SWELLS AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS ARE ALREADY BEING
EXPERIENCED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE U.S. MID-ATLANTIC COASTLINE. 
THESE CONDITIONS WILL ALSO CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF THE GREATER
AND LESSER ANTILLES...THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS...AND THE
ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. 

REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...25.6 N... 70.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR  8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...125 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 949 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 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
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