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Hurricane NATE


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HURRICANE NATE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   8A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT WED SEP 07 2005
 
...NATE CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN SLOWLY...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR
BERMUDA.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE NATE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 29.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE 66.0 WEST OR ABOUT 215 MILES...
345 KM... SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA.
 
NATE IS DRIFTING NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD...AND A SLOW NORTH-
NORTHEASTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT.  ON THE
FORECAST TRACK THE CENTER IS EXPECTED TO PASS NEAR OR JUST SOUTH OF
BERMUDA TONIGHT OR THURSDAY MORNING.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR  85 MPH...140
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  NATE IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE.  SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  25 MILES... 35 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 115 MILES...185 KM.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  980 MB...29.94 INCHES.
 
STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ALONG WITH
LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES ARE POSSIBLE IN BERMUDA.
 
REPEATING THE 2 PM EDT POSITION...29.4 N... 66.0 W.  MOVEMENT...
DRIFTING NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 85 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 980 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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