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Hurricane IRENE


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TROPICAL STORM IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER  55
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST THU AUG 18 2005

...IRENE ACCELERATING RAPIDLY NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE COLD WATERS OF
THE FAR NORTH ATLANTIC...
 
AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IRENE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 41.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE 51.0 WEST OR ABOUT 385
MILES... 625 KM... SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.
 
IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 35 MPH...56 KM/HR.  THIS
MOTION...WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED...IS EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST TODAY AS IRENE MOVES OVER COLDER
WATER AND LOSES ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 120 MILES
...195 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  990 MB...29.23 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...41.3 N... 51.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 35 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 990 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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