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Tropical Storm RITA


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TROPICAL STORM RITA FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL182005
0900Z MON SEP 19 2005
 
A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THE FLORIDA KEYS
FROM OCEAN REEF TO THE DRY TORTUGAS...INCLUDING FLORIDA BAY.
 
A HURRICANE WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS...
EXCLUDING GRAND BAHAMA AND THE ABACOS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH REMAIN IN EFFECT FROM
DEERFIELD BEACH SOUTHWARD TO FLORIDA CITY AND CONTINUING WESTWARD
TO EAST CAPE SABLE.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS
ISLANDS...FOR THE SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS...AND FOR GRAND
BAHAMA AND THE ABACOS.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE PROVINCES OF VILLA
CLARA...MATANZAS...CIUDAD DE HABANA...LA HABANA...AND PINAR DEL
RIO.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE PROVINCES OF
CIEGO DE AVILA...SANCTI SPIRITUS...AND CIENFUEGOS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEST OF EAST CAPE
SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FLORIDA.
 
TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 22.7N  74.3W AT 19/0900Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  30 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST OR 280 DEGREES AT   8 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  998 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS  50 KT WITH GUSTS TO  60 KT.
50 KT....... 40NE   0SE   0SW  40NW.
34 KT.......100NE  50SE   0SW  90NW.
12 FT SEAS..100NE 100SE  40SW 100NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT.  RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.
 
REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 22.7N  74.3W AT 19/0900Z
AT 19/0600Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 22.6N  73.9W
 
FORECAST VALID 19/1800Z 23.1N  76.0W
MAX WIND  60 KT...GUSTS  75 KT.
50 KT... 40NE   0SE   0SW  40NW.
34 KT...100NE  50SE  25SW  90NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 20/0600Z 23.6N  78.5W
MAX WIND  70 KT...GUSTS  85 KT.
64 KT... 25NE  15SE  15SW  25NW.
50 KT... 50NE  25SE  25SW  50NW.
34 KT...100NE  60SE  60SW 100NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 20/1800Z 24.0N  81.2W
MAX WIND  80 KT...GUSTS 100 KT.
64 KT... 25NE  15SE  15SW  25NW.
50 KT... 50NE  25SE  25SW  50NW.
34 KT...100NE  60SE  60SW 100NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 21/0600Z 24.2N  84.0W
MAX WIND  90 KT...GUSTS 110 KT.
50 KT... 50NE  25SE  25SW  50NW.
34 KT...100NE  60SE  60SW 100NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 22/0600Z 24.5N  88.5W
MAX WIND 100 KT...GUSTS 120 KT.
50 KT... 60NE  40SE  40SW  60NW.
34 KT...120NE  75SE  75SW 120NW.
 
EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 250 NM
ON DAY 4 AND 325 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 20 KT EACH DAY
 
OUTLOOK VALID 23/0600Z 25.5N  92.5W
MAX WIND 100 KT...GUSTS 120 KT.
 
OUTLOOK VALID 24/0600Z 27.5N  96.0W
MAX WIND  95 KT...GUSTS 115 KT.
 
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 22.7N  74.3W
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 19/1500Z
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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