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Hurricane GUSTAV


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HURRICANE GUSTAV SPECIAL FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER  24
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072008
1800 UTC SAT AUG 30 2008
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF
PINAR DEL RIO...LA HABANA...CIUDAD DE LA HABANA...ISLA DE
JUVENTUD...MATANZAS...AND CIENFUEGOS.  PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA SHOULD HAVE ALREADY BEEN
COMPLETED.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL CUBAN PROVINCE
OF VILLA CLARA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL CUBAN
PROVINCES OF VILLA CLARA...SANCTI SPIRITUS...CIEGO DE AVILA...AND
CAMAGUEY...AND FOR THE LOWER FLORIDA KEYS WEST OF THE SEVEN MILE
BRIDGE TO DRY TORTUGAS.
 
INTERESTS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO AND THE NORTHERN GULF COAST SHOULD
CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF GUSTAV.  A HURRICANE WATCH COULD BE
ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN GULF COAST LATER TODAY.
 
HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 21.6N  82.5W AT 30/1800Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  15 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT  12 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  945 MB
EYE DIAMETER  30 NM
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 125 KT WITH GUSTS TO 150 KT.
64 KT....... 60NE  45SE  20SW  30NW.
50 KT....... 90NE  90SE  45SW  60NW.
34 KT.......150NE 125SE  75SW 125NW.
12 FT SEAS..120NE 180SE 180SW 180NW.
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 21.6N  82.5W AT 30/1800Z
AT 30/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 20.7N  81.6W
 
FORECAST VALID 31/0000Z 22.5N  83.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND 135 KT...GUSTS 165 KT.
64 KT... 50NE  40SE  30SW  40NW.
50 KT... 90NE  90SE  60SW  90NW.
34 KT...160NE 125SE 100SW 125NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 31/1200Z 24.3N  85.4W
MAX WIND 140 KT...GUSTS 170 KT.
64 KT... 50NE  40SE  30SW  40NW.
50 KT... 90NE  90SE  60SW  90NW.
34 KT...160NE 125SE 100SW 125NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 01/0000Z 26.0N  87.3W
MAX WIND 135 KT...GUSTS 165 KT.
64 KT... 60NE  50SE  40SW  50NW.
50 KT... 90NE  90SE  60SW  90NW.
34 KT...160NE 140SE 100SW 140NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 01/1200Z 27.8N  89.2W
MAX WIND 125 KT...GUSTS 150 KT.
50 KT... 90NE  90SE  60SW  90NW.
34 KT...160NE 140SE 100SW 140NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 02/1200Z 30.5N  92.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  80 KT...GUSTS 100 KT.
50 KT... 50NE  50SE  30SW  50NW.
34 KT...100NE 100SE  75SW  90NW.
 
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 03/1200Z 31.5N  94.0W...INLAND
MAX WIND  50 KT...GUSTS  60 KT.
 
OUTLOOK VALID 04/1200Z 32.0N  95.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  30 KT...GUSTS  40 KT.
 
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 21.6N  82.5W
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 30/2100Z
 
$$
FORECASTER KNABB
 
 
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