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Tropical Storm MARIA


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TROPICAL STORM MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER   9
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST SAT SEP 03 2005

...MARIA A LITTLE STRONGER...NO THREAT TO LAND... 

AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  53.7 WEST OR ABOUT 
770 MILES...1235 KM...NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
AND ABOUT  835 MILES...1345 KM...SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 60 MPH...95 KM/HR
...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. MARIA COULD BECOME A HURRICANE ON SUNDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES ...185 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  997 MB...29.44 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...25.1 N... 53.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 60 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 997 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
  
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