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Hurricane MARIA


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HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  21
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST TUE SEP 06 2005

...MARIA GRADUALLY WEAKENING AS IT HEADS NORTHEASTWARD...

AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 33.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE 55.6 WEST OR ABOUT 545
MILES... 875 KM... EAST-NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA.

MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR  7 MPH ...11 KM/HR...AND
SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 100 MPH...160 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  CONTINUED 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 140 MILES...220 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  975 MB...28.79 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...33.8 N... 55.6 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR  7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 975 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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