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Hurricane IRENE


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HURRICANE IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  45
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST MON AUG 15 2005

...IRENE MOVING EAST-NORTHEASTWARD OVER OPEN WATERS...

AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 36.7 NORTH... LONGITUDE 66.0 WEST OR ABOUT 560 MILES...
900 KM... SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.

IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 12 MPH
...19 KM/HR...AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 
90 MPH...150 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN
STRENGTH IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT...BUT A WEAKENING TREND IS LIKELY TO
BEGIN ON TUESDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  30 MILES... 45 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 115 MILES...185 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  980 MB...28.94 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...36.7 N... 66.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 90 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 980 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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