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HURRICANE NATE ADVISORY NUMBER 8

Published on September 7, 2005 11:11 AM | Comments

Nate is now a hurricane and appears to be headed towards Bermuda:

NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT WED SEP 07 2005

...NATE NOW A HURRICANE...

AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH 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 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE NATE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 29.2 NORTH... LONGITUDE 66.2 WEST OR ABOUT 230 MILES...
370 KM... SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA.

NATE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 3 MPH ... 6 KM/HR...AND A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED TODAY. 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 80 MPH...130
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. NATE IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. SOME 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 985 MB...29.09 INCHES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ALONG WITH
LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES ARE POSSIBLE IN BERMUDA.

REPEATING THE 11 AM EDT POSITION...29.2 N... 66.2 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR 3 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 80 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 985 MB.

AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 2 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 PM
EDT.



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