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Tropical Storm IRENE


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TROPICAL STORM IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  38
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM AST SAT AUG 13 2005

...IRENE BECOMING A LITTLE BETTER ORGANIZED AT IT PASSES BETWEEN
BERMUDA AND THE NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKS...
 
AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IRENE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.0 NORTH... LONGITUDE 69.9 WEST OR ABOUT
300 MILES... 480 KM... WEST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 390 MILES... 630
KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
 
IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL TURN THE NORTH IS FORECAST TO OCCUR ON SUNDAY...WITH A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AT A FASTER FORWARD SPEED EXPECTED BY MONDAY.
IF IRENE REMAINS ON THE FORECAST TRACK...IT WILL NOT DIRECTLY
AFFECT ANY LAND AREAS AND ONLY POSE A THREAT TO SHIPPING INTERESTS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...
AND IRENE COULD POSSIBLY BECOME A HURRICANE ON SUNDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  997 MB...29.44 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 11 PM AST POSITION...32.0 N... 69.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 997 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 5 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART

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