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Hurricane MARIA


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HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  29
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST THU SEP 08 2005

...MARIA HANGING ON...REFUSES TO BECOME EXTRATROPICAL...
 
AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 39.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  47.6 WEST OR ABOUT 1070
MILES...1725 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 1115
MILES...1790 KM...WEST OF THE AZORES.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  A SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND
MARIA IS LIKELY TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS LATER TODAY.  
 
MARIA REMAINS 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 260 MILES...415 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  982 MB...29.00 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...39.1 N... 47.6 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
5 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER BLAKE/AVILA
 
 
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