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Hurricane MARIA


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HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  15
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM AST SUN SEP 04 2005
 
...MARIA HEADING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD... WILL PASS WELL EAST OF
BERMUDA BUT POSES A HAZARD FOR SHIPPING...

AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.0 NORTH... LONGITUDE 56.9 WEST OR ABOUT 475
MILES... 760 KM... EAST OF BERMUDA.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH... 20 KM/HR. 
A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY WITH A
DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  85 MPH... 140 KM/HR... WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME 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 11 PM AST POSITION...31.0 N... 56.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 85 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 980 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER KNABB
 
 
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