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Hurricane Irma Advisory Number  15
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL112017
1100 PM AST Sat Sep 02 2017

...HURRICANE IRMA HEADING WESTWARD WITH 110 MPH WINDS...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.3N 46.2W
ABOUT 1030 MI...1655 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 260 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 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 Irma.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 18.3 North, longitude 46.2 West. Irma is moving toward
the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and a motion just south of due
west is expected for the next 48 h.

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

Irma is currently a small-size 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 AM AST.

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Forecaster Avila

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