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Hurricane BILL


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HURRICANE BILL ADVISORY NUMBER  32
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL032009
500 AM AST SUN AUG 23 2009

...BILL HEADING TOWARD THE CANADIAN MARITIMES...
 
AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...ENVIRONMENT CANADA HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL
STORM WARNING ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND FROM
STONE'S COVE TO BONAVISTA.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN
EFFECT FOR THE WEST AND SOUTH COAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND FROM PARSONS
POND AROUND TO STONE'S COVE...AND ALONG THE EAST COAST OF
NEWFOUNDLAND FROM BONAVISTA TO HARBOUR DEEP.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST COAST OF
NOVA SCOTIA FROM CHARLESVILLE TO POINT ACONI. A HURRICANE WATCH
REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA FROM ECUM SECUM
TO POINT ACONI.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF
MASSACHUSETTS FROM WOODS HOLE TO SAGAMORE BEACH...INCLUDING THE
ISLANDS OF MARTHAS VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET.  THIS WARNING WILL LIKELY
BE DISCONTINUED LATER THIS MORNING.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN COAST OF
NOVA SCOTIA FROM NORTH OF POINT ACONI WESTWARD TO TIDNISH...FOR THE
WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA FROM FORT LAWRENCE TO CHARLESVILLE...
AND FOR PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND FROM VICTORIA IN QUEEN COUNTY
NORTHWARD TO LOWER DARNLEY IN PRINCE COUNTY.
 
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 41.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 66.5 WEST OR ABOUT 185 MILES...
300 KM...EAST OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS AND ABOUT 275 MILES...445
KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.
 
BILL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 26 MPH...43 KM/HR. A
TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS
EXPECTED TODAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF BILL WILL
PASS OFFSHORE OF THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND THIS MORNING...AND NEAR
OR ALONG THE EASTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA LATER TODAY...AND OVER
SOUTHEASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND TONIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 85 MPH...140 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  BILL IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  WEAKENING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TODAY AS BILL MOVES OVER
COOLER WATERS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES...140 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 290
MILES...465 KM...MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.

THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AIR FORCE RESERVE
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WAS 961 MB...28.38 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. AROUND 1 INCH OF
RAIN IS EXPECTED OVER NANTUCKET ISLAND...OUTER CAPE COD AND MARTHAS
VINEYARD.
 
LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY HURRICANE BILL WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT
MUCH OF THE U.S. EAST COAST AND SPREAD INTO THE ATLANTIC MARITIMES
OF CANADA TODAY. THESE SWELLS WILL LIKELY CAUSE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
SURF AND LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS. SWELLS FROM BILL ARE STILL
AFFECTING BERMUDA BUT SHOULD GRADUALLY DIMINISH TODAY.
 
...SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST INFORMATION...
LOCATION...41.2N 66.5W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTH-NORTHEAST OR 25 DEGREES AT 26 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...961 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 BROWN/ROBERTS
 
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