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Hurricane GUSTAV


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HURRICANE GUSTAV FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072008
1500 UTC TUE AUG 26 2008
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM BARAHONA IN THE DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC WESTWARD TO LE MOLE ST NICHOLAS HAITI.  PREPARATIONS TO
PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.
 
AT 11 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA HAS ISSUED
A HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF GUANTANAMO...
SANTIAGO DE CUBA...AND GRANMA.  A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT
HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...
GENERALLY WITHIN 24 HOURS.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR HAITI FROM LE MOLE ST
NICHOLAS TO THE NORTHERN HAITI/DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BORDER.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF LAS
TUNAS AND HOLGUIN.  A HURRICANE WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR JAMAICA.
A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
INTERESTS IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN CUBA AND THE CAYMAN ISLANDS SHOULD
CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF GUSTAV.
 
HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 17.9N  72.4W AT 26/1500Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  20 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT   8 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  981 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS  80 KT WITH GUSTS TO 100 KT.
64 KT....... 20NE  15SE  10SW  10NW.
50 KT....... 40NE  25SE  15SW  15NW.
34 KT....... 60NE  60SE  30SW  30NW.
12 FT SEAS.. 90NE 120SE  30SW  60NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT.  RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.
 
REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 17.9N  72.4W AT 26/1500Z
AT 26/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 17.6N  72.1W
 
FORECAST VALID 27/0000Z 18.6N  73.3W
MAX WIND  75 KT...GUSTS  90 KT.
64 KT... 20NE  15SE  10SW  10NW.
50 KT... 40NE  25SE  15SW  15NW.
34 KT... 60NE  60SE  30SW  30NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 27/1200Z 19.1N  74.6W
MAX WIND  80 KT...GUSTS 100 KT.
64 KT... 25NE  20SE  10SW  20NW.
50 KT... 50NE  45SE  30SW  30NW.
34 KT... 75NE  75SE  60SW  60NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 28/0000Z 19.3N  75.9W
MAX WIND  85 KT...GUSTS 105 KT.
64 KT... 20NE  20SE  10SW  20NW.
50 KT... 45NE  45SE  30SW  45NW.
34 KT... 75NE  75SE  60SW  75NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 28/1200Z 19.4N  77.3W
MAX WIND  90 KT...GUSTS 110 KT.
50 KT... 50NE  50SE  30SW  45NW.
34 KT... 90NE  90SE  60SW  75NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 29/1200Z 19.9N  80.2W
MAX WIND 100 KT...GUSTS 120 KT.
50 KT... 60NE  60SE  45SW  60NW.
34 KT...100NE 100SE  75SW 100NW.
 
EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 225 NM
ON DAY 4 AND 300 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 20 KT EACH DAY
 
OUTLOOK VALID 30/1200Z 21.5N  83.5W
MAX WIND 105 KT...GUSTS 130 KT.
 
OUTLOOK VALID 31/1200Z 24.0N  87.0W
MAX WIND 105 KT...GUSTS 130 KT.
 
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 17.9N  72.4W
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 26/2100Z
 
$$
FORECASTER BROWN/PASCH
 
 
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