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Tropical Storm IRENE


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TROPICAL STORM IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  41
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST SUN AUG 14 2005

...IRENE NEARLY A HURRICANE...

AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IRENE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 34.5 NORTH... LONGITUDE 69.8 WEST OR ABOUT 325
MILES... 525 KM... EAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA AND ABOUT
325 MILES... 525 KM...WEST-NORTHWEST OF BERMUDA.

IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 12 MPH
...19 KM/HR...AND A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

REPORTS FROM AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT
INDICATE THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 
70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  IRENE COULD BECOME A
HURRICANE TONIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTERS WAS 
992 MB...29.29 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...34.5 N... 69.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 992 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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