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HURRICANE FRED INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   5A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL062015
200 AM AST MON AUG 31 2015

...FRED BECOMES A HURRICANE AS IT MOVES CLOSER TO THE EASTERNMOST
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM AST...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.3N 22.5W
ABOUT 60 MI...110 KM SSE OF RABIL IN THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
ABOUT 70 MI...115 KM ENE OF PRAIA IN THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...992 MB...29.29 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Cape Verde Islands

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 12
hours.  Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed
to completion.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 200 AM AST (0600 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fred was
located near latitude 15.3 North, longitude 22.5 West.  Fred is
moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h).  A northwestward
motion at a slightly slower forward speed is expected through
Tuesday.  On the forecast track, Fred will move through the Cape
Verde Islands this afternoon and tonight.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening is possible today
as Fred moves through the Cape Verde Islands.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (25 km) from the
center.  Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles
(130 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 992 mb (29.29 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach portions of
the Cape Verde Islands in a few hours, with hurricane conditions
by this afternoon.

STORM SURGE:  A storm surge is expected to produce coastal flooding
in areas of onshore winds in the Cape Verde Islands.  Near the
coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and dangerous waves.

RAINFALL:  Fred is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
3 to 5 inches over the Cape Verde Islands, with possible isolated
maximum amounts of 8 inches.  These rains could produce life-
threatening flash flooding and mud slides.


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Stewart


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