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Hurricane HELENE


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HURRICANE HELENE ADVISORY NUMBER  42
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL082006
500 PM AST FRI SEP 22 2006

...HELENE WEAKENS BUT REMAINS A HURRICANE...
 
AT 500 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE HELENE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 35.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 53.0 WEST OR ABOUT 710 MILES...
1140 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
 
HELENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH...33 KM/HR...AND
A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST WITH AN INCREASE IN SPEED
IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS...BUT HELENE IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY LOSE ITS TROPICAL
CHARACTERISTICS OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO.  
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 50 MILES...85 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230
MILES...370 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 980 MB...28.94 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION...35.4 N...53.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...980 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER RHOME/KNABB
 
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