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Hurricane GUSTAV


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
HURRICANE GUSTAV FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER  25
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072008
2100 UTC SAT AUG 30 2008
 
AT 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED FOR THE
NORTHERN GULF COAST FROM EAST OF HIGH ISLAND TEXAS EASTWARD TO THE
ALABAMA-FLORIDA BORDER...INCLUDING THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND LAKE
PONTCHARTRAIN.  A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
AT 500 PM EDT...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS ISSUED ALONG THE PANHANDLE
COAST OF FLORIDA FROM EAST OF THE ALABAMA-FLORIDA BORDER EASTWARD
TO THE OCHLOCKONEE RIVER.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT
TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
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.
 
HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 22.1N  82.9W AT 30/2100Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  15 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT  13 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  942 MB
EYE DIAMETER  25 NM
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 130 KT WITH GUSTS TO 160 KT.
64 KT....... 60NE  45SE  20SW  30NW.
50 KT....... 90NE  90SE  45SW  60NW.
34 KT.......150NE 120SE  75SW 120NW.
12 FT SEAS..150NE 210SE 210SW 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 22.1N  82.9W AT 30/2100Z
AT 30/1800Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 21.6N  82.6W
 
FORECAST VALID 31/0600Z 23.4N  84.4W
MAX WIND 135 KT...GUSTS 165 KT.
64 KT... 60NE  45SE  30SW  45NW.
50 KT... 90NE  90SE  60SW  90NW.
34 KT...160NE 125SE 100SW 125NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 31/1800Z 25.3N  86.5W
MAX WIND 140 KT...GUSTS 170 KT.
64 KT... 60NE  45SE  30SW  45NW.
50 KT... 90NE  90SE  60SW  90NW.
34 KT...160NE 125SE 100SW 125NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 01/0600Z 27.2N  88.6W
MAX WIND 135 KT...GUSTS 165 KT.
64 KT... 60NE  45SE  30SW  45NW.
50 KT...100NE  90SE  60SW  90NW.
34 KT...160NE 140SE 100SW 140NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 01/1800Z 29.0N  90.7W
MAX WIND 125 KT...GUSTS 155 KT.
50 KT...100NE  90SE  60SW  60NW.
34 KT...160NE 140SE 100SW 100NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 02/1800Z 31.0N  93.0W...INLAND
MAX WIND  70 KT...GUSTS  85 KT.
50 KT... 50NE  50SE  30SW  40NW.
34 KT...100NE 100SE  60SW  75NW.
 
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 03/1800Z 32.0N  94.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  35 KT...GUSTS  45 KT.
 
OUTLOOK VALID 04/1800Z 32.0N  96.0W...INLAND
MAX WIND  30 KT...GUSTS  40 KT.
 
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 22.1N  82.9W
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 31/0300Z
 
$$
FORECASTER KNABB
 
 
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