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Hurricane IRMA


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Hurricane Irma Advisory Number   8
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL112017
500 AM AST Fri Sep 01 2017

...IRMA HOLDING STEADY WITH 115-MPH WINDS...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.2N 36.5W
ABOUT 840 MI...1350 KM WNW OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
ABOUT 1665 MI...2680 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...967 MB...28.56 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 18.2 North, longitude 36.5 West.  Irma is moving
toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h).  A turn toward the
west is expected by tonight, followed by a turn toward the
west-southwest on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Fluctuations in strength, up or down, are
possible during the next few days, but Irma is expected to
remain a powerful hurricane through the weekend.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
(150 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 967 mb (28.56 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

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Forecaster Cangialosi

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