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Hurricane IRENE


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HURRICANE IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  48
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST TUE AUG 16 2005

...IRENE CONTINUES EASTWARD...

AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 36.7 NORTH... LONGITUDE 62.4 WEST OR ABOUT 840
MILES...1350 KM... SOUTHWEST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.

IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR...AND A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 85 MPH...140 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  A WEAKENING TREND IS FORECAST TO BEGIN 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.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  983 MB...29.03 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...36.7 N... 62.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 85 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 983 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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