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Hurricane IRENE


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HURRICANE IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  50
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM AST TUE AUG 16 2005
 
...IRENE BEGINS TO WEAKEN AS IT HEADS EASTWARD...

AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 36.6 NORTH... LONGITUDE 60.4 WEST OR ABOUT 790
MILES...1275 KM... SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.
 
IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 9 MPH ...15 KM/HR...AND AND A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  90 MPH...150 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE...IRENE IS NOW A
CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE AGAIN.  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.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  978 MB...28.88 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM AST POSITION...36.6 N... 60.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR  9 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 90 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 978 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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