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Hurricane MARIA


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TROPICAL STORM MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  33
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM AST FRI SEP 09 2005

...MARIA STILL A TROPICAL STORM OVER THE FAR NORTH ATLANTIC...
 
AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 40.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE  42.7 WEST OR ABOUT 
655 MILES...1055 KM...SOUTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND AND ABOUT 
860 MILES...1385 KM...WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE AZORES.
 
MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH SOME ACCERLERATION DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST AND MARIA COULD LOSE TROPICAL
CHARACTERISTICS DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230 MILES
...370 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  988 MB...29.18 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...40.9 N... 42.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 988 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER BLAKE/AVILA
 
 
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