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Hurricane ISABEL


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HURRICANE ISABEL ADVISORY NUMBER  33
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST SUN SEP 14 2003

...TENACIOUS ISABEL REFUSES TO WEAKEN...CONTINUES WITH 160 MPH
WINDS... 
 
AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISABEL WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 23.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  65.2 WEST OR ABOUT 340
MILES...545 KM...NORTH OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO.
 
ISABEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH ...20 KM/HR. 
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 160 MPH...260 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  85 MILES...140 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 200 MILES...325 KM.
 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY A RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 
938 MB...27.70 INCHES.

LARGE OCEAN SWELLS AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY OVER
PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...PUERTO RICO
...AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.  THESE
DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL ALSO AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE
SOUTHEASTERN U.S. COAST DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...23.3 N... 65.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...160
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 938 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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