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Hurricane BILL


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BULLETIN
HURRICANE BILL ADVISORY NUMBER  24
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL032009
500 AM AST FRI AUG 21 2009

...BILL STILL A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE BUT LOOKING LESS
ORGANIZED...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH ARE IN EFFECT FOR
BERMUDA.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 24
HOURS.  A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
INTERESTS ALONG THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND AND IN THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF BILL.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE.  FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA
OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BILL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 26.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 65.4 WEST OR ABOUT 425 MILES...
680 KM...SOUTH OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 865 MILES...1390 KM...SOUTHEAST
OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
 
BILL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 17 MPH...28 KM/HR.  A
GRADUAL TURN TO THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY...
FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH ON SATURDAY.  ON THE FORECAST
TRACK...THE CORE OF THE HURRICANE IS EXPECTED TO PASS BETWEEN
BERMUDA AND THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES ON SATURDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 120 MPH...195 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  BILL IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES THAT THE HURRICANE HAS BECOME
LESS ORGANIZED DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS.  HOWEVER...SOME
STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.  GRADUAL
WEAKENING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON SATURDAY.

BILL IS A LARGE TROPICAL CYCLONE.  HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND
OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 290 MILES...465 KM.  NOAA
BUOY 41049...LOCATED ABOUT 170 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER...
RECENTLY REPORTED 1-MINUTE MEAN WINDS OF 46 MPH...74 KM/HR...AND A
WIND GUST OF 58 MPH...94 KM/HR.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 951 MB...28.08 INCHES.
 
BILL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4
INCHES OVER BERMUDA...WITH POSSIBLY SOME AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES.
 
SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE
BERMUDA COASTLINE OVER THE NEXT DAY OR TWO DUE TO LARGE AND
DANGEROUS BREAKING WAVES GENERATED BY BILL.
 
LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY THIS HURRICANE ARE AFFECTING PUERTO
RICO...HISPANIOLA...THE BAHAMAS...AND BERMUDA...AND SHOULD BEGIN
AFFECTING MOST OF THE U.S. EAST COAST AND THE ATLANTIC MARITIMES OF
CANADA DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.  THESE SWELLS WILL LIKELY CAUSE
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SURF AND LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS. PLEASE
CONSULT STATEMENTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE FOR MORE
DETAILS.
 
...SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST INFORMATION...
LOCATION...26.2N 65.4W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT 17 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...951 MB
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 800 AM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 1100
AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BEVEN/ROBERTS
 
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