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HURRICANE CRISTOBAL ADVISORY NUMBER  20
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL042014
1100 AM AST THU AUG 28 2014

...CRISTOBAL HEADING FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...
...LARGE SWELLS AFFECTING THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST COAST OF
THE UNITED STATES...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...36.9N 65.9W
ABOUT 545 MI...875 KM SSW OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 26 MPH...43 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.03 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE HAS DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM
WATCH FOR BERMUDA.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

NONE


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 36.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 65.9 WEST. CRISTOBAL IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 26 MPH...43 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL
MOTION WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT
48 HOURS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF CRISTOBAL WILL
RAPIDLY MOVE TOWARD THE NORTH ATLANTIC AND PASS WELL SOUTH OF NOVA
SCOTIA TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST TODAY....AND CRISTOBAL IS
EXPECTED TO BECOME A POWERFUL EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE OVER THE NORTH
ATLANTIC ON FRIDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205
MILES...335 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 983 MB...29.03 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
SURF...SWELLS GENERATED BY CRISTOBAL ARE AFFECTING BERMUDA AND THE
U.S. EAST COAST FROM NORTH CAROLINA NORTHWARD THROUGH NEW ENGLAND.
LARGE SWELLS ARE ALSO BEGINNING TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN
COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA. THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-
THREATENING SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION...
PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 PM AST.

$$
FORECASTER BROWN



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