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Hurricane IRENE


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HURRICANE IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  44
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST MON AUG 15 2005

...IRENE HEADED NORTHEASTWARD...THREAT ONLY TO SHIPPING...
 
AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 36.5 NORTH... LONGITUDE 67.2 WEST OR ABOUT 590
MILES... 950 KM... SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.
 
IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  85 MPH...140 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME SLIGHT 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 11 AM AST POSITION...36.5 N... 67.2 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
5 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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