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Hurricane Maria Advisory Number 30...Corrected
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017
1100 AM EDT Sat Sep 23 2017

Corrected to indicate the next advisory will be at 500 PM EDT


...DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED AT SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES BEACHES FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...



SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...25.4N 72.3W ABOUT 245 MI...395 KM E OF ELEUTHERA ISLAND ABOUT 320 MI...515 KM E OF NASSAU MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 340 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...952 MB...28.12 INCHES



WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the Bahamas and along the Carolina and Mid-Atlantic coasts should monitor the progress of Maria.



DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 25.4 North, longitude 72.3 West. Maria is moving toward the north-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), but a turn toward the north is expected by this evening. A northward motion with a decrease in forward speed is forecast to then continue through Monday. On the forecast track, Maria will move away from the Bahamas into the open waters of the western Atlantic today.

Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Maria is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles (315 km).

The minimum central pressure based on aircraft data is 952 mb (28.12 inches).



HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF: Swells generated by Maria are increasing along portions of the southeastern United States coast and Bermuda and will be increasing along the Mid-Atlantic coast tonight and Sunday. Swells also continue to affect Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the northern coast of Hispaniola, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Bahamas. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office for more information.



NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT.

$$ Forecaster Berg

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