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Hurricane FLORENCE


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HURRICANE FLORENCE ADVISORY NUMBER  29
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL062006
500 PM AST SUN SEP 10 2006

...FLORENCE GETTING CLOSER TO 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 500 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORENCE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 29.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 66.2 WEST OR ABOUT 185 MILES...
300 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA.
 
FLORENCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO MONDAY.  THE CENTER
OF FLORENCE IS EXPECTED TO PASS VERY NEAR BERMUDA ON MONDAY
MORNING.  HOWEVER...TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE ALREADY
AFFECTING BERMUDA.  A WIND GUST TO 59 MPH WAS RECENTLY REPORTED 
AT AN ELEVATED WEATHER STATION AT THE COMMISSIONER'S POINT ON
BERMUDA.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 90 MPH...150 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.
 
FLORENCE REMAINS A LARGE TROPICAL CYCLONE.  HURRICANE FORCE WINDS
EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 260 MILES...415 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 975 MB...28.79 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 BAHAMAS AND ARE BEGINNING TO AFFECT
PORTIONS OF THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES.  SEE STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES FOR
DETAILS ON COASTAL CONDITIONS.

REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION...29.9 N...66.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...975 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 800 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100
PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BROWN/PASCH

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