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Hurricane WILMA


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HURRICANE WILMA ADVISORY NUMBER  39
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT MON OCT 24 2005

...WILMA STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE WHILE RACING NORTHEASTWARD AWAY
FROM FLORIDA...

AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...ALL HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS FOR
THE FLORIDA PENINSULA...INCLUDING LAKE OKEECHOBEE...AND THE FLORIDA
KEYS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED.  HOWEVER...GALE FORCE WINDS CONTINUE
IN SOME AREAS...ESPECIALLY ALONG PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA WEST COAST
AND THE FLORIDA KEYS.  PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS AND WARNINGS ISSUED
BY LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWESTERN
BAHAMAS...INCLUDING THE ABACOS...ANDROS ISLAND...BERRY ISLANDS...
BIMINI...ELEUTHERA...GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND...AND NEW PROVIDENCE.  THIS
WARNING COULD BE DISCONTINUED LATER THIS EVENING.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE WILMA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 29.0 NORTH... LONGITUDE 77.4 WEST OR ABOUT 180 MILES...
290 KM... NORTH OF GREAT ABACO ISLAND IN THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS.
 
WILMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 37 MPH...59 KM/HR...AND A
CONTINUED INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 120 MPH...195 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  WILMA IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...BUT
WILMA COULD REMAIN A HURRICANE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY TUESDAY.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...165 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 260 MILES...415 KM.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY MEASURED BY AN AIR FORCE
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WAS 954 MB...28.17 INCHES.

STORM SURGE SHOULD DECREASE TONIGHT ALONG THE COASTLINES OF SOUTHERN
FLORIDA...INCLUDING LAKE OKEECHOBEE...AND THE FLORIDA KEYS.  PLEASE
CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...29.0 N... 77.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 37 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...120 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 954 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 8 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 PM
EDT.
 
FORECASTER KNABB
 
 
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