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Hurricane IRENE


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HURRICANE IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  43
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST MON AUG 15 2005
 
...IRENE A LITTLE STRONGER AS IT TURNS NORTHEASTWARD...

AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 36.1 NORTH... LONGITUDE 68.3 WEST OR ABOUT 410 MILES...
660 KM... EAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA AND ABOUT 330
MILES... 530 KM...NORTHWEST OF BERMUDA.
 
IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR.  A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST AND AN INCREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  85 MPH...140 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME SLIGHT ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE TODAY.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  30 MILES... 45 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 105 MILES...165 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  985 MB...29.09 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...36.1 N... 68.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 85 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 985 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER KNABB
 
 
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