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Hurricane GUSTAV


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM CCA
HURRICANE GUSTAV FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER  26...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072008
0300 UTC SUN AUG 31 2008

...CORRECTED WARNING SECTION TO INCLUDE THE FLORIDA KEYS...
 
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 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.  HURRICANE WARNINGS
WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR PARTS OF THIS AREA SUNDAY MORNING.
 
AT 11 PM EDT...0300 UTC...THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA HAS DISCONTINUED
THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE PROVINCES OF SANCTI SPIRITUS...
CIEGO DE AVILA...AND CAMAGUEY.  A HURRICANE WATCH AND A TROPICAL
STORM WARNING REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL CUBAN PROVINCE OF
VILLA CLARA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE LOWER FLORIDA
KEYS WEST OF THE SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO THE DRY TORTUGAS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT 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.
 
HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 23.1N  83.8W AT 31/0300Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  15 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 320 DEGREES AT  13 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  948 MB
EYE DIAMETER  20 NM
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 120 KT WITH GUSTS TO 150 KT.
64 KT....... 60NE  45SE  30SW  30NW.
50 KT....... 90NE  75SE  60SW  60NW.
34 KT.......150NE 120SE  90SW 120NW.
12 FT SEAS..180NE 260SE 150SW 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 23.1N  83.8W AT 31/0300Z
AT 31/0000Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 22.7N  83.4W
 
FORECAST VALID 31/1200Z 24.6N  85.3W
MAX WIND 130 KT...GUSTS 160 KT.
64 KT... 60NE  45SE  30SW  45NW.
50 KT... 90NE  90SE  60SW  90NW.
34 KT...160NE 125SE 100SW 125NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 01/0000Z 26.5N  87.4W
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 01/1200Z 28.3N  89.5W
MAX WIND 130 KT...GUSTS 160 KT.
64 KT... 60NE  45SE  30SW  45NW.
50 KT...100NE  90SE  60SW  90NW.
34 KT...160NE 140SE 100SW 140NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 02/0000Z 29.8N  91.2W...INLAND
MAX WIND 120 KT...GUSTS 145 KT.
50 KT... 80NE  90SE  60SW  60NW.
34 KT...160NE 140SE 100SW 100NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 03/0000Z 31.5N  93.0W...INLAND
MAX WIND  50 KT...GUSTS  60 KT.
50 KT... 40NE  40SE   0SW  40NW.
34 KT... 90NE  75SE  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 04/0000Z 32.5N  94.5W...INLAND
MAX WIND  30 KT...GUSTS  40 KT.
 
OUTLOOK VALID 05/0000Z 32.5N  96.0W...INLAND
MAX WIND  25 KT...GUSTS  35 KT.
 
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 23.1N  83.8W
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 31/0900Z
 
$$
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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