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Hurricane IGOR


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HURRICANE IGOR ADVISORY NUMBER  44
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL     AL112010
1100 PM AST SAT SEP 18 2010
 
...LARGE IGOR FORECAST TO BE NEAR BERMUDA ON SUNDAY...WEATHER SHOULD
WORSEN MUCH EARLIER...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...28.2N 64.7W
ABOUT 285 MI...455 KM S OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...160 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...945 MB...27.91 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...
 
NONE.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* BERMUDA
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IGOR WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 28.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 64.7 WEST. IGOR IS NOW MOVING
TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR...AND A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTH SHOULD BEGIN SOON. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE
CENTER OF IGOR WILL PASS NEAR OR OVER BERMUDA LATE SUNDAY OR EARLY
MONDAY.  HOWEVER...WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO WORSEN 
SOONER.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 100 MPH...160 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  IGOR IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE LIKELY BETWEEN NOW AND
THE TIME THE HURRICANE MOVES NEAR OR OVER BERMUDA...BUT IGOR IS
EXPECTED TO REMAIN A DANGEROUS HURRICANE DURING THAT PERIOD.
THEREAFTER...A GRADUAL WEAKENING SHOULD BEGIN.  AN AIR FORCE PLANE
WILL BE INVESTIGATING IGOR SHORTLY.
 
IGOR REMAINS A LARGE HURRICANE.  HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND
OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES...150 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 345 MILES...555 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 945 MB...27.91 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN BERMUDA SOON 
...AND HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON OR
EVENING.
 
RAINFALL...IGOR IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS
OF 6 TO 9 INCHES OVER BERMUDA.
 
STORM SURGE...A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING ON BERMUDA.  THE SURGE WILL BE
ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE WAVES...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE
SOUTHERN COAST.
 
SURF...LARGE SWELLS WILL AFFECT AFFECT THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED
STATES THROUGH THE WEEKEND.  LARGE SWELLS WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE IN
THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...PUERTO RICO...THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...
HISPANIOLA...AND PORTIONS OF THE BAHAMAS DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS.  THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND
RIP CURRENTS.  PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER
OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...200 AM AST.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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