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Hurricane FRED


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HURRICANE FRED ADVISORY NUMBER  15
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL072009
500 AM AST FRI SEP 11 2009

...FRED EXPECTED TO WEAKEN LATER TODAY...
 
AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FRED WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 17.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 35.1 WEST OR ABOUT 745 MILES...
1195 KM...WEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.
 
FRED IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 3 MPH...6 KM/HR.  A DRIFT
TOWARD THE NORTH OR NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 85 MPH...140 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  FRED IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE SCALE.  WEAKENING IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS...AND FRED SHOULD WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL STORM BY TONIGHT.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES...45 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115
MILES...185 KM.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 980 MB...28.94 INCHES.
 
...SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST INFORMATION...
LOCATION...17.7N 35.1W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTH OR 360 DEGREES AT 3 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...980 MB
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 AM AST.
 
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FORECASTER BLAKE
 
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