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Hurricane MARIA


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HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  26
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST WED SEP 07 2005

...LARGE HURRICANE MARIA MOVING ACROSS THE NORTH ATLANTIC...
 
AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 36.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE  50.4 WEST OR ABOUT  875
MILES...1410 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 1280
MILES...2065 KM...WEST OF THE AZORES.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  80 MPH...130 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND MARIA
IS EXPECTED TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS TOMORROW.  
 
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.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  980 MB...28.94 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...36.9 N... 50.4 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 11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER BLAKE/FRANKLIN
 
 
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