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Hurricane BILL


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BULLETIN
HURRICANE BILL ADVISORY NUMBER  29...CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL032009
1100 AM AST SAT AUG 22 2009

CORRECTED TO ADD A TROPICAL STORM WATCH SEGMENT FOR EASTERN CANADA
 
...HURRICANE BILL MOVING NORTHWARD...ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS ISSUED
WATCHES AND WARNINGS...

AT 11 AM AST...1500 UTC... ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL
STORM WARNING FOR NOVA SCOTIA FROM CHARLESVILLE IN SHELBURNE COUNTY
EASTWARD TO ECUM SECUM IN HALIFAX COUNTY...A HURRICANE WATCH FROM
JUST EAST OF ECUM SECUM TO POINT ACONI.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS
BEEN ISSUED FROM NORTH OF POINT ACONI WESTWARD TO TIDNISH AND FROM
VICTORIA IN QUEEN COUNTY NORTHWARD TO LOWER DARNLEY IN PRINCE
COUNTY...PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND...AND AROUND THE WESTERN PORTION OF
NOVA SCOTIA FROM FORT LAWRENCE IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY TO
CHARLESVILLE. A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED FOR FROM
PARSONS POND AROUND THE SOUTHWESTERN PORTION OF NEWFOUNDLAND TO
ARNOLDS COVE.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BERMUDA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF MASSACHUSETTS
FROM WOODS HOLE TO SAGAMORE BEACH...INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF
MARTHAS VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE ALONG THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND AND IN THE
REMAINDER OF THE CANADIAN MARITIMES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF
BILL.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES...INCLUDING 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 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BILL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 35.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 68.6 WEST OR ABOUT 435 MILES...
700 KM...SOUTH OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS AND ABOUT 710 MILES...1140
KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.
 
BILL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 23 MPH...37 KM/HR AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY WITH A GRADUAL TURN TO THE
NORTH-NORTHEAST ON SUNDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CORE OF
HURRICANE BILL SHOULD PASS OFFSHORE THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND LATE
TODAY OR TONIGHT AND APPROACH NOVA SCOTIA ON SUNDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 100 MPH...160 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  BILL IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE POSSIBLE TODAY BUT A
GRADUAL WEAKENING IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SUNDAY AS THE CENTER OF
BILL MOVES NORTH OF THE GULF STREAM.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES...140 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 275
MILES...445 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 964 MB...28.47 INCHES.

TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM
AMOUNTS OF 7 INCHES ARE EXPECTED NEAR THE TRACK OF BILL ACROSS NOVA
SCOTIA...PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND AND NEWFOUNDLAND. 1 TO 2 INCHES OF
RAIN IS EXPECTED OVER NANTUCKET ISLAND AND BERMUDA...AN NEAR 1 INCH
OVER OUTER CAPE COD AND MARTHAS VINEYARD. 

LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY HURRICANE BILL ARE STILL AFFECTING THE
BAHAMAS AND BERMUDA...AND THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES. 
LARGE SWELLS WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT MUCH OF THE REMAINDER OF THE U.S.
EAST COAST AND THE ATLANTIC MARITIMES OF CANADA LATER TODAY AND
SUNDAY. THESE SWELLS WILL LIKELY CAUSE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SURF AND
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS.
 
...SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST INFORMATION...
LOCATION...35.1N 68.6W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTH OR 355 DEGREES AT 23 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...964 MB
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 200 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500
PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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