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Hurricane KIRK


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BULLETIN
HURRICANE KIRK ADVISORY NUMBER  11
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL112012
500 AM AST FRI AUG 31 2012
 

...HURRICANE KIRK WITH 105-MPH WINDS MOVES OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...30.1N 50.9W
ABOUT 835 MI...1345 KM E OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1470 MI...2360 KM WSW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 345 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.64 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE EYE OF HURRICANE KIRK WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 30.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 50.9 WEST. KIRK IS MOVING
TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/H. A TURN TO THE
NORTH AND THEN NORTHEAST WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS
EXPECTED LATER TODAY. THE FORECAST TRACK KEEPS KIRK OVER THE OPEN
WATERS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC DURING THE NEXT TWO DAYS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 105 MPH...165
KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  KIRK IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN
INTENSITY ARE LIKELY TODAY...BUT A GRADUAL WEAKENING SHOULD BEGIN ON
SATURDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 15 MILES...30 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70
MILES...110 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 970 MB...28.64 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
NONE.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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