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Tropical Storm MARIA


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TROPICAL STORM MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST FRI SEP 02 2005

...MARIA A LITTLE STRONGER...NO THREAT TO LAND...
 
AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 22.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE  50.6 WEST OR ABOUT  850
MILES...1370 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
AND ABOUT 1125 MILES...1810 KM...SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY WITH A GRADUAL TURN TO
THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON SATURDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR  50 MPH...85
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. MARIA HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME A
HURRICANE ON SATURDAY. 
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES ...110 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...22.0 N... 50.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 50 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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