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Hurricane Irma Advisory Number  13
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL112017
1100 AM AST Sat Sep 02 2017

...IRMA MOVING WESTWARD ACROSS THE ATLANTIC AS A SMALL HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.8N 43.3W
ABOUT 1220 MI...1965 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 265 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...973 MB...28.74 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the northern Leeward Islands should monitor the
progress of this system.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 18.8 North, longitude 43.3 West. Irma is moving toward
the west near 15 mph (24 km/h) and a turn toward the west-southwest
at a slightly slower rate of speed during the next two days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Irma is a small hurricane. 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).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.74 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

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Forecaster Landsea

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