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Hurricane WILMA


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HURRICANE WILMA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  39A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 PM EDT MON OCT 24 2005
 
...WILMA STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY AS THE HURRICANE RACES NORTHEASTWARD
   AWAY FROM FLORIDA AND THE BAHAMAS...
 
AT 8 PM EDT...0000Z...ALL HURRICANE WARNINGS FOR THE BAHAMAS HAVE
BEEN DISCONTINUED.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 8 PM EDT...0000Z...THE CENTER OF THE LARGE EYE OF HURRICANE WILMA
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.2 NORTH... LONGITUDE 76.0 WEST... OR
ABOUT 350 MILES SOUTH OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
 
WILMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 38 MPH...AND A CONTINUED
INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON
THE FORECAST TRACK... WILMA IS EXPECTED TO PASS A FEW HUNDRED MILES
SOUTHEAST OF THE NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKS TUESDAY MORNING... AND
POSSIBLY REACH THE CANADIAN MARITIMES LATE TUESDAY NIGHT OR EARLY
WEDNESDAY MORNING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE NEAR 125 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. 
WILMA IS A STRONG CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...BUT
WILMA WILL LIKELY REMAIN A HURRICANE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY
TUESDAY.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 260 MILES.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY MEASURED BY AN AIR FORCE
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WAS 955 MB...28.20 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE WILL CONTINUE TO 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 8 PM EDT POSITION...30.2 N... 76.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 38 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...125 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 955 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 11 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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