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Tropical Storm MARIA


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TROPICAL STORM MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  10
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST SAT SEP 03 2005

...MARIA NEARING HURRICANE STRENGTH...NO THREAT TO LAND...
 
AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 26.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  54.8 WEST OR ABOUT 760 MILES
...1225 KM...NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS AND ABOUT 
740 MILES...1190 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH...26 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY WITH A GRADUAL TURN TO
THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AND A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 70 MPH...110
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  MARIA COULD BECOME A HURRICANE TONIGHT
OR SUNDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185 KM
MAINLY TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  995 MB...29.38 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...26.1 N... 54.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 70 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 995 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER AVILA

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