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Hurricane OMAR


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HURRICANE OMAR ADVISORY NUMBER  14
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL152008
500 PM AST THU OCT 16 2008
 
...OMAR QUICKLY MOVING INTO THE OPEN CENTRAL ATLANTIC...
...HEAVY RAINFALL STILL OCCURRING IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LESSER
ANTILLES...

AT 500 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE OMAR WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 22.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 59.7 WEST OR ABOUT 350 MILES...
560 KM...NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS.
 
OMAR IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 26 MPH...43 KM/HR...
AND THE HURRICANE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST OR
NORTHEAST AT A SLOWER FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT TWO DAYS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  GRADUAL WEAKENING OF THE HURRICANE IS ANTICIPATED DURING THE
NEXT TWO DAYS AND OMAR COULD BECOME A TROPICAL STORM BY TOMORROW.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140
MILES...220 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 985 MB...29.09 INCHES.
 
OMAR IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3
INCHES...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 6 INCHES...OVER PORTIONS OF THE
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL LESSER ANTILLES FROM ANTIGUA SOUTHWARD TO
MARTINIQUE.
 
REPEATING THE 500 PM AST POSITION...22.1 N...59.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 26 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...985 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER LANDSEA/STEWART
 
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