Friday, August 12, 2005

TS IRENE Public Advisory 33 - 5 p.m. AST

WTNT34 KNHC 122042
TCPAT4
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER 33
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM AST FRI AUG 12 2005

...AIR FORCE PLANE FINDS IRENE NEARING HURRICANE STRENGTH...

AT 5 PM AST...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IRENE WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 28.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 67.5 WEST OR ABOUT 295 MILES
...475 KM...SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA AND ABOUT 650 MILES...1045 KM
...SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.

IRENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH...17 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL TURN TO THE NORTH-NORTHWEST WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS. IRENE HAS THE CHANCE TO BECOME A HURRICANE TONIGHT
OR SATURDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES ...140 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE PLANE WAS
997 MB...29.44 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 5 PM AST POSITION...28.7 N... 67.5 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 70 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 997 MB.

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

FORECASTER AVILA

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