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Hurricane ALEX


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HURRICANE ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER  23
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM AST THU AUG 05 2004

...ALEX RAPIDLY LOSING TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS AS IT RACES
EAST-NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE FAR NORTH ATLANTIC...
 
AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ALEX WAS LOCATED 
NEAR LATITUDE 44.9 NORTH... LONGITUDE  47.4 WEST OR ABOUT  300
MILES... 485 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.
 
ALEX IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 45 MPH...72 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  85 MPH...140 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  ALEX HAS WEAKENED TO A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE. ADDITIONAL
RAPID WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS THE CYCLONE
LOSES ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS OVER THE COLD WATERS OF THE
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  60 MILES... 95 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 345 MILES...555 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  981 MB...28.97 INCHES.

ALTHOUGH HURRICANE ALEX IS WEAKENING AND IS SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES
AWAY FROM NEWFOUNDLAND...RAPID VARIATIONS IN HARBOR WATER LEVELS
BETWEEN 12 AM AND 3 AM LOCAL TIME ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE EASTERN
COAST OF THE AVALON PENINSULA...BETWEEN CAPE RACE AND CAPE SAINT
FRANCIS...AND ALONG THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE BONAVISTA PENINSULA AND
POSSIBLY CONCEPTION BAY.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM AST POSITION...44.9 N... 47.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 45 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 85 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 981 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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