Hurricane Maria

Public Advisory 16



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WTNT34 KNHC 050842
TCPAT4
BULLETIN
HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER 16
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM AST MON SEP 05 2005

...MARIA SLOWLY STRENGTHENING WELL TO THE EAST OF BERMUDA...

AT 5 AM AST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 31.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE 57.0 WEST OR ABOUT 465 MILES...
745 KM... EAST OF BERMUDA.

MARIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS FORECAST TO OCCUR LATER TODAY...
WITH A TURN TO THE NORTHEAST EXPECTED ON TUESDAY. THIS MOTION WILL
KEEP MARIA WELL TO THE EAST OF BERMUDA AND ONLY POSE A THREAT TO
SHIPPING INTERESTS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 90 MPH...150 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 15 MILES... 30 KM...
FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 115 MILES...185 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 977 MB...28.85 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 5 AM AST POSITION...31.3 N... 57.0 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 90 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 977 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
AT 11 AM AST.

FORECASTER STEWART


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