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Hurricane IRENE


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TROPICAL STORM IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  53
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST WED AUG 17 2005
 
...IRENE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM AND ACCELERATES TO THE
NORTHEAST...

AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IRENE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 38.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE  56.3 WEST OR ABOUT  590
MILES... 950 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.
 
IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH...33 KM/HR...AND 
A FURTHER INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24
HOURS. 
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. IRENE IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LOSING TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON
THURSDAY. 
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES
...220 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  990 MB...29.23 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...38.5 N... 56.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 990 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER COBB/PASCH
 
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