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TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 24A

NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062006

200 PM AST SAT SEP 09 2006

 

...FLORENCE CONTINUING TO MOVE NORTHWESTWARD...

 

A HURRICANE WATCH AND A TROPICAL STORM WARNING ARE IN EFFECT FOR

BERMUDA. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM

CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24

HOURS. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE

POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. A

HURRICANE WARNING MAY BE REQUIRED LATER TODAY.

 

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE

INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED

BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

 

AT 200 PM AST...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE WAS

LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 64.0 WEST OR ABOUT 500

MILES...800 KM...SOUTH OF BERMUDA.

 

FLORENCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH...20 KM/HR...AND

A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE

NEXT 24 HOURS.

 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER

GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS...

AND FLORENCE COULD BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY. AN AIR FORCE

RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE

SYSTEM.

 

FLORENCE IS A LARGE SYSTEM AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND

OUTWARD UP TO 345 MILES...555 KM FROM THE CENTER.

 

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 990 MB...29.26 INCHES.

 

STORM SURGE VALUES OF 6 TO 8 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST

OF BERMUDA AS FLORENCE PASSES NEAR THE ISLAND.

 

IN ADDITION...LARGE OCEAN SWELLS AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS...

INCLUDING STRONG RIP CURRENTS...ARE ALREADY AFFECTING BERMUDA...AS

WELL AS THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...PUERTO

RICO...HISPANIOLA. THESE CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT THE TURKS

AND CAICOS...THE BAHAMAS...AND THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES

OVER THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. SEE STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL WEATHER

SERVICE OFFICES FOR DETAILS ON COASTAL CONDITIONS.

 

REPEATING THE 200 PM AST POSITION...25.1 N...64.0 W. MOVEMENT

TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH.

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...990 MB.

 

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

AT 500 PM AST.

 

$$

FORECASTER STEWART/RHOME

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