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Tropical Storm MARIA


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
 
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  24
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL142011
1100 AM AST MON SEP 12 2011
 
...DISORGANIZED MARIA MOVING SLOWLY WESTWARD...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...20.7N 67.3W
ABOUT 175 MI...285 KM NNW OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
ABOUT 815 MI...1315 KM S OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 67.3 WEST. MARIA IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 2 MPH...4 KM/H. A FASTER MOTION TOWARD
THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY...FOLLOWED BY A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AND A FURTHER INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED BY
EARLY TUESDAY. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 50 MPH...85 KM/H...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS. 
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 200 MILES...325
KM...MAINLY TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER. NOAA BUOY 41043...
LOCATED ABOUT 150 MILES...240 KM...EAST OF THE CENTER RECENTLY
REPORTED A SUSTAINED WIND OF 40 MPH...65 KM/H...AND A PEAK GUST OF
49 MPH...79 KM/H. 
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
RAINFALL...MARIA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF
2 TO 4 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES OVER THE
THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...PUERTO RICO...AND PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN
LEEWARD ISLANDS THROUGH TUESDAY.

WIND...WIND GUSTS TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE ARE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY
OVER HIGHER TERRAIN...IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...PUERTO RICO...AND THE
EXTREME NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS TODAY. 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BRENNAN
 
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