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Hurricane ISABEL


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HURRICANE ISABEL ADVISORY NUMBER  45...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2003

CORRECT WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TO NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD IN HEADLINE...

...ISABEL CONTINUING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN
STRENGTH...HURRICANE WARNINGS EXTENDED NORTHWARD...
 
AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE HURRICANE WARNING IS EXTENDED NORTHWARD
ALONG THE THE ATLANTIC COAST OF VIRGINIA TO CHINCOTEAGUE...AND
NORTHWARD OVER CHESAPEAKE BAY TO SMITH POINT.  A HURRICANE WARNING
IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA NORTHWARD TO
CHINCOTEAGUE VIRGINIA INCLUDING CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF SMITH
POINT.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF
SMITH POINT AND THE TIDAL POTOMAC.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE FEAR SOUTHWARD TO
LITTLE RIVER INLET SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
AT 5 AM EDT...THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS EXTENDED NORTHWARD ALONG
THE NEW JERSEY COAST TO SANDY HOOK.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS NOW
IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF CHINCOTEAGUE TO SANDY HOOK NEW JERSEY
INCLUDING DELAWARE BAY...AND FROM SOUTH OF LITTLE RIVER INLET TO
SOUTH SANTEE RIVER SOUTH CAROLINA.
 
A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 24 HOURS.
 
AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISABEL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 29.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE  72.2 WEST OR ABOUT 450 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
 
ISABEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  9 MPH.  THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 110 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. 
LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 145 MILES...230 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 260 MILES...415 KM.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS  958 MB...28.29 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 7 TO 11 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IS
EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER CROSSES THE
COAST.  STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 TO 7 FT ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS
IS EXPECTED IN SOUTHERN CHESAPEAKE BAY.
 
STORM TOTAL RAINFALLS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS...ARE LIKELY ALONG THE PATH OF THE HURRICANE.
 
LARGE OCEAN SWELLS AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS ARE BEING
EXPERIENCED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE U.S. EASTERN SEABOARD.  THESE
CONDITIONS WILL ALSO CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF THE BAHAMAS FOR THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM EDT POSITION...29.4 N... 72.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR  9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...110 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 958 MB.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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