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Tropical Storm IRENE


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TROPICAL STORM IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  39
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST SUN AUG 14 2005
 
...IRENE TURNS NORTHWARD AND WEAKENS SLIGHTLY...

AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IRENE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 32.6 NORTH... LONGITUDE 70.3 WEST OR ABOUT 320
MILES... 515 KM... WEST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 350 MILES... 560
KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
 
IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR  9 MPH...15 KM/HR.  A GRADUAL
TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED TODAY... WITH A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AT A FASTER FORWARD SPEED EXPECTED BY MONDAY.
ON THIS TRACK... IRENE WILL NOT DIRECTLY AFFECT ANY LAND AREAS BUT
WILL POSE A HAZARD TO SHIPPING INTERESTS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  65 MPH... 100 KM/HR... WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  999 MB...29.50 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...32.6 N... 70.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR  9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 999 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER KNABB
 
 
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