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Hurricane ALEX


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HURRICANE ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER  20
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM EDT THU AUG 05 2004

...ALEX ACCELERATING EAST-NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE NORTH ATLANTIC...
 
AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ALEX WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 40.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE  61.5 WEST OR ABOUT  625 MILES...
1005 KM...SOUTHWEST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.
 
ALEX IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 29 MPH...46 KM/HR. 
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 120 MPH...195 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS.  THIS MAKES ALEX A CATEGORY THREE OR MAJOR HURRICANE
ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE.  WEAKENING IS FORECAST
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS ALEX MOVES OVER COLDER WATERS NORTH OF
THE GULF STREAM.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  60 MILES... 95 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 175 MILES...280 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  957 MB...28.26 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM EDT POSITION...40.0 N... 61.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 29 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...120 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 957 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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