Hurricane Irma Advisory

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017

1100 AM AST Thu Aug 31 2017

…HURRICANE IRMA RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC…

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SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION

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LOCATION…16.9N 33.8W

ABOUT 650 MI…1050 KM W OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS

ABOUT 1845 MI…2975 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…100 MPH…155 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…979 MB…28.91 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 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 16.9 North, longitude 33.8 West. Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). This general motion is forecast through early Friday, followed by a generally westward motion on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher gusts. Irma is forecast to become a major hurricane by tonight and is expected to be an extremely dangerous hurricane for the next several days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 979 mb (28.91 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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None

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/69080-hurricane-irma-advisory

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