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Hurricane MARIA


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TROPICAL STORM MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  31
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM AST THU SEP 08 2005

...MARIA WEAKENS OVER THE COOLER WATERS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC BUT
STILL HAS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS...
 
AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 39.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE  45.9 WEST OR ABOUT 
605 MILES... 970 KM...SOUTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND AND ABOUT
1020 MILES...1645 KM...WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE AZORES.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH SOME INCREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SLOW WEAKENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND
MARIA WILL LIKELY LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS ON FRIDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 260 MILES
...415 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  984 MB...29.06 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM AST POSITION...39.7 N... 45.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 70 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 984 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 AM AST.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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