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Hurricane KATIA


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HURRICANE KATIA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  34A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL122011
200 PM AST TUE SEP 06 2011
 
...HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE FINDS KATIA A LITTLE WEAKER...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.3N 66.4W
ABOUT 365 MI...590 KM SSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...963 MB...28.44 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY...
 
NONE.
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* BERMUDA
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.
 
FOR ADDITIONAL STORM INFORMATION...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY
THE BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 200 PM AST...1800 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE KATIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 66.4 WEST.  KATIA IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/H...AND THIS MOTION
IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY...FOLLOWED BY A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AND NORTH BY THURSDAY.  ON THE FORECAST
TRACK...THE CORE OF KATIA IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER THE WESTERN
ATLANTIC BETWEEN BERMUDA AND THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES.
 
DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT
THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 115 MPH...185
KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  KATIA IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY
ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY...AND WEAKENING IS EXPECTED BY
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 65 MILES...100 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205
MILES...335 KM.
 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY MEASURED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTER
PLANE IS 963 MB...28.44 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
SURF...LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY KATIA WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT MOST
OF THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES...BERMUDA...THE GREATER
ANTILLES...AND EAST-FACING BEACHES OF THE BAHAMAS DURING THE NEXT
FEW DAYS. THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF
AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS.  PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
 
WIND...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS...ESPECIALLY IN GUSTS...ARE
POSSIBLE ON BERMUDA THROUGH THURSDAY.
 
RAINFALL...KATIA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF
1 TO 2 INCHES ACROSS BERMUDA.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BERG/AVILA
 
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