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Hurricane MARIA


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HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  20
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST TUE SEP 06 2005

...MARIA WEAKENING AS IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE 
OPEN ATLANTIC OCEAN...
 
AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 33.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE 56.4 WEST OR ABOUT 495 MILES...
795 KM... EAST OF BERMUDA.

MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  7 MPH...11 KM/HR.
THIS MOTION IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE TODAY...AND A GRADUAL TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AT A FASTER FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED TONIGHT
OR ON WEDNESDAY. ON THIS TRACK...MARIA SHOULD REMAIN WELL TO THE
EAST AND NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA...AND ONLY BE A THREAT TO SHIPPING
INTERESTS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 105 MPH...165 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. ADDITIONAL 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.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  970 MB...28.64 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...33.3 N... 56.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...105 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 970 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 
AT 11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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