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Hurricane IRENE


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HURRICANE IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  47
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST TUE AUG 16 2005

...IRENE WEAKENING SLIGHTLY AS IT MOVES EASTWARD OVER THE NORTH
ATLANTIC...
 
AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE WAS LOCATED 
NEAR LATITUDE 36.7 NORTH... LONGITUDE 63.5 WEST OR ABOUT 875
MILES...1405 KM... SOUTHWEST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.
 
IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR  9 MPH...15 KM/HR.  THIS 
MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE TODAY...WITH A GRADUAL TURN TO THE 
EAST-NORTHEAST EXPECTED BY TONIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  85 MPH...140 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  25 MILES... 35 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 115 MILES...185 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  983 MB...29.03 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...36.7 N... 63.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR  9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 85 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 983 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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