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HURRICANE CRISTOBAL ADVISORY NUMBER  21
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL042014
500 PM AST THU AUG 28 2014

...CRISTOBAL STRENGTHENS A LITTLE WHILE IT RACES TOWARD
THE NORTH ATLANTIC...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...38.5N 61.5W
ABOUT 435 MI...700 KM SSE OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 60 DEGREES AT 36 MPH...57 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...973 MB...28.74 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 38.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 61.5 WEST. CRISTOBAL IS
MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 36 MPH...57 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 AND NEWFOUNDLAND TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 80 MPH...130 KM/H...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST TONIGHT...
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 255
MILES...405 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 973 MB...28.74 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
SURF...SWELLS GENERATED BY CRISTOBAL ARE AFFECTING BERMUDA AND THE
U.S. EAST COAST FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION NORTHWARD THROUGH NEW
ENGLAND.  LARGE SWELLS WILL ALSO AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN
COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO. 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...1100 PM AST.

$$
FORECASTER BROWN



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