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Hurricane MARIA


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HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  28
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST THU SEP 08 2005
 
...MARIA MOVING OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC...LOSING TROPICAL
CHARACTERISTICS...

AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 38.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE 48.5 WEST OR ABOUT 1005
MILES...1620 KM... EAST-NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 1165
MILES...1875 KM...WEST OF THE AZORES.

MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 13 MPH ...20 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME WEAKENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND
MARIA SHOULD LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS FRIDAY.
 
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  982 MB...29.00 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...38.3 N... 48.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 13 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 75 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 982 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 11 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER ROBERTS/STEWART
 
 
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