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Hurricane MARIA


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HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  14
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST SUN SEP 04 2005

...MARIA STRENGTHENS...THREAT TO SHIPPING...

AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 30.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE 56.1 WEST OR ABOUT 530 MILES...
855 KM... EAST-SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.

MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH
...22 KM/HR...AND A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED OVER
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE
INCREASED TO NEAR  85 MPH...140 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. 
ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  15 MILES... 30 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 115 MILES...185 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  980 MB...28.94 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...30.3 N... 56.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 85 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 980 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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