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Hurricane MARIA


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TROPICAL STORM MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER  34
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST FRI SEP 09 2005

...MARIA WEAKENS A LITTLE...
 
AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 41.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE  41.5 WEST OR ABOUT  675
MILES...1085 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND
AND ABOUT  810 MILES...1300 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 ACCELERATION DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  60 MPH...95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST AND MARIA WILL LIKELY
LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230 MILES
...370 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  989 MB...29.21 INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...41.6 N... 41.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 60 MPH. 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 989 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 PM AST.
 
FORECASTER BLAKE/AVILA
 
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