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Hurricane FLORENCE


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HURRICANE FLORENCE ADVISORY NUMBER  28
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL062006
1100 AM AST SUN SEP 10 2006

...TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS BEGINNING TO SPREAD OVER BERMUDA...

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA.  A HURRICANE
WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE
WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT
LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 1100 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORENCE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 65.9 WEST OR ABOUT 255
MILES...415 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA.
 
FLORENCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR
...AND A GENERALLY NORTHWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT. 
THE CENTER OF FLORENCE IS EXPECTED TO PASS VERY NEAR BERMUDA ON
MONDAY MORNING.  HOWEVER...TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE ALREADY
BEGINNING TO AFFECT BERMUDA.  A WIND GUST TO 46 MPH WAS RECENTLY
REPORTED AT THE COMMISSIONER'S POINT AUTOMATED WEATHER STATION ON
BERMUDA.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 80 MPH...130 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  FLORENCE IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS...AND FLORENCE IS EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY TO A CATEGORY TWO
HURRICANE AS IT PASSES BERMUDA.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES...75 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 260
MILES...415 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 976 MB...28.82 INCHES.

STORM SURGE VALUES OF 6 TO 8 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ALONG
WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES ARE LIKELY ALONG THE COAST
OF BERMUDA AS FLORENCE PASSES NEAR THE ISLAND.
 
FLORENCE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 8
INCHES OVER BERMUDA...WITH POSSIBLE MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES.
 
LARGE OCEAN SWELLS AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS... INCLUDING STRONG
RIP CURRENTS...ARE AFFECTING THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...THE
VIRGIN ISLANDS...PUERTO RICO...HISPANIOLA AND THE BAHAMAS. THESE
CONDITIONS ARE BEGINNING TO AFFECT AREAS OF THE EAST COAST OF THE
UNITED STATES.  SEE STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES
FOR DETAILS ON COASTAL CONDITIONS.
 
REPEATING THE 1100 AM AST POSITION...28.7 N...65.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...976 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 200 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500
PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BROWN/PASCH
 
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