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Hurricane MICHAEL


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
 
BULLETIN
HURRICANE MICHAEL ADVISORY NUMBER  18
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL132012
1100 AM AST FRI SEP 07 2012
 
...MICHAEL DRIFTING NORTHWESTWARD...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...31.2N 41.1W
ABOUT 930 MI...1495 KM WSW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 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 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE EYE OF HURRICANE MICHAEL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 41.1 WEST. MICHAEL IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 3 MPH...6 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL
MOTION IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 105 MPH...165 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  MICHAEL IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  SOME SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS. 

MICHAEL REMAINS A SMALL TROPICAL CYCLONE.  HURRICANE FORCE WINDS
EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 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...500 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE
 
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