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Hurricane MARIA


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HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  19
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM AST MON SEP 05 2005
 
...MARIA NOW A MAJOR HURRICANE WITH 115 MPH WINDS...
...REMAINS FAR FROM LAND BUT A HAZARD TO SHIPPING...

AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 32.9 NORTH... LONGITUDE 56.5 WEST OR ABOUT 485
MILES... 780 KM... EAST OF BERMUDA.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  6 MPH... 9 KM/HR. 
A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED IS EXPECTED ON TUESDAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 115 MPH...185 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  25 MILES... 35 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 115 MILES...185 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  960 MB...28.35 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM AST POSITION...32.9 N... 56.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...115 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 960 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER KNABB
 
 
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