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Hurricane MARIA


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HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  25
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST WED SEP 07 2005
 
...MARIA NOW A LARGE HURRICANE OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC...

AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 36.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE  50.9 WEST OR ABOUT  835
MILES...1340 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 1320
MILES...2130 KM...WEST OF THE AZORES.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH ...22 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY.
 
MICROWAVE IMAGERY AND OTHER SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT MARIA
IS STRONGER THAN PREVIOUSLY ESTIMATED AND IS NOW A HURRICANE. 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  80 MPH...130 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
QUIKSCAT DATA INDICATE THAT MARIA HAS BECOME A LARGE CYCLONE. 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  85 MILES...140 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 230 MILES...370 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  980 MB...28.94 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...36.0 N... 50.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 80 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 980 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER BLAKE/PASCH
 
 
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