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Tropical Storm MARIA


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TROPICAL STORM MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER   7
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM AST FRI SEP 02 2005
 
...MARIA CONTINUES NORTHWESTWARD...WELL AWAY FROM LAND...WITH LITTLE
CHANGE IN STRENGTH...

AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE 51.4 WEST OR ABOUT
810 MILES...1305 KM... EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD
ISLANDS AND ABOUT 1070 MILES...1720 KM...SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH... 19 KM/HR.  A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED ON SATURDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  50 MPH... 85 KM/HR... WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...
AND MARIA COULD BE VERY NEAR HURRICANE STRENGTH ON SATURDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  70 MILES
...110 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1001 MB...29.56 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM AST POSITION...22.4 N... 51.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER KNABB
 
 
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