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Hurricane FLORENCE


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HURRICANE FLORENCE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  28A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL062006
200 PM AST SUN SEP 10 2006
 
...FLORENCE STRENGTHENS AND CONTINUES TOWARD 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 200 PM AST...1800Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORENCE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 66.1 WEST OR ABOUT
225 MILES...365 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 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 57 MPH WAS RECENTLY REPORTED AT
THE COMMISSIONER'S POINT AUTOMATED WEATHER STATION 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 45 MILES...75 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 260 MILES...415 KM.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT 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 200 PM AST POSITION...29.2 N...66.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...976 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
AT 500 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BROWN/PASCH
 
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