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Hurricane MARIA


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HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  12
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST SUN SEP 04 2005

...MARIA BECOMES THE FIFTH HURRICANE OF THE SEASON...
 
AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS LOCATED 
NEAR LATITUDE 28.0 NORTH... LONGITUDE 55.2 WEST OR ABOUT 645
MILES...1040 KM... EAST-SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR.
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE TODAY...WITH A GRADUAL
TURN TO THE NORTH EXPECTED BY TONIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY. ON THIS
TRACK...MARIA SHOULD REMAIN WELL TO THE EAST OF BERMUDA AND ONLY
POSE A THREAT TO SHIPPING INTERESTS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  10 MILES... 20 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 115 MILES...185 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  987 MB...29.15 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...28.0 N... 55.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 75 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 987 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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