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Hurricane KATE


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HURRICANE KATE ADVISORY NUMBER  33
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST FRI OCT 03 2003

...KATE BECOMES THIRD MAJOR HURRICANE OF THE 2003 SEASON...
 
AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE KATE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 29.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE  49.7 WEST OR ABOUT 905 MILES...
1455 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
 
KATE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR...AND A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 115 MPH...185
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  THIS MAKES KATE A CATEGORY THREE MAJOR
HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE.  SOME ADDITIONAL
STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  35 MILES... 55 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 230 MILES...370 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  962 MB...28.41 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...29.7 N... 49.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...115 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 962 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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