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Tropical Storm IRENE


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TROPICAL STORM IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  32
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST FRI AUG 12 2005

...IRENE APPEARS TO BE STRONGER ON SATELLITE...AIR FORCE
RECONNAISSANCE PLANE SCHEDULED TO CHECK LATER TODAY...
 
AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IRENE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE  66.8 WEST OR ABOUT 
300 MILES... 485 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 700
MILES...1125 KM...SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
 
IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE ESTIMATED NEAR 65 MPH...100 KM/HR...
WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS AND IRENE COULD BECOME A HURRICANE. AN AIR FORCE
RECONNAISSANCE WILL CHECK IRENE LATER TODAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES ... 95 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  994 MB...29.35 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...28.3 N... 66.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 65 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 994 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER AVILA

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