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Hurricane BILL


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HURRICANE BILL INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  31A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL032009
200 AM AST SUN AUG 23 2009
 
...THE CENTER OF BILL PASSING WELL SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET...OUTER
RAINBANDS SWEEPING ACROSS THE MASSACHUSETTS COAST...
 
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.
 
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.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FROM PARSONS POND AROUND
THE WESTERN...SOUTHERN...AND EASTERN COASTS OF NEWFOUNDLAND TO
HARBOUR DEEP. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MAY BE ISSUED LATER THIS
MORNING FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE 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 200 AM AST...0600 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BILL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 40.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 67.4 WEST OR ABOUT 160 MILES...
260 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS AND ABOUT 365
MILES...590 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.
 
BILL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 25 MPH...41 KM/HR. A
TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AND AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE
EXPECTED TODAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE
BILL WILL PASS OFFSHORE OF THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND DURING 
THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS...BE NEAR NOVA SCOTIA LATER TODAY...AND
APPROACHING 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 275
MILES...445 KM...MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER. NOAA BUOY
44008...LOCATED ABOUT 60 MILES...100 KM...SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET...
RECENTLY REPORTED A SUSTAINED WIND OF 33 MPH...53 KM/HR...AND A
WIND GUST OF 43 MPH...68 KM/HR.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AIR FORCE RESERVE
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WAS 962 MB...28.41 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 ARE EXPECTED OVER NANTUCKET ISLAND...WITH AROUND 1 INCH
EXPECTED OVER 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 200 AM AST INFORMATION...
LOCATION...40.1N 67.4W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTH-NORTHEAST OR 15 DEGREES AT 25 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...962 MB
 
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
500 AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BROWN
 
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