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Hurricane FRED


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HURRICANE FRED ADVISORY NUMBER   8
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072009
1100 AM AST WED SEP 09 2009

...FRED BECOMES THE SECOND MAJOR HURRICANE OF THE YEAR...NO THREAT
TO LAND...
 
AT 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE EYE OF HURRICANE FRED WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 13.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 32.4 WEST OR ABOUT 540 MILES...
870 KM...WEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.
 
FRED IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR....  A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AND NORTH WITH A DECREASE
IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
 
SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE
INCREASED TO NEAR 120 MPH...195 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  FRED IS
A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.  SOME
FLUCTATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE POSSIBLE TODAY BUT FRED IS EXPECTED TO
WEAKEN TOMORROW.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES...45 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115
MILES...185 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 958 MB...28.29 INCHES.
 
...SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST INFORMATION...
LOCATION...13.9N 32.4W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTHWEST OR 305 DEGREES AT 13 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...958 MB
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
500 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE
 
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