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WTNT35 KNHC 240254  
TCPAT5  
 
BULLETIN  
HURRICANE MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER 32  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL152017  
1100 PM EDT SAT SEP 23 2017  
   
..HURRICANE MARIA MOVING NORTHWARD WITH 115 MPH WINDS
 
 
...INTERESTS ALONG THE CAROLINA AND MID-ATLANTIC COASTS SHOULD  
MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF MARIA...  
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION  
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LOCATION...27.0N 72.5W  
ABOUT 285 MI...460 KM E OF GREAT ABACO ISLAND  
ABOUT 595 MI...955 KM SSE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA  
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H  
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H  
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...942 MB...27.82 INCHES  
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS  
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:  
 
NONE.  
 
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:  
 
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.  
 
INTERESTS ALONG THE CAROLINA AND MID-ATLANTIC COASTS SHOULD MONITOR  
THE PROGRESS OF MARIA. TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE WATCHES MAY BE  
NEEDED FOR A PORTION OF THE COAST ON SUNDAY.  
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK  
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AT 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), THE DISTINCT EYE OF HURRICANE MARIA WAS  
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 27.0 NORTH, LONGITUDE 72.5 WEST. MARIA IS  
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 9 MPH (15 KM/H), AND THIS GENERAL  
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. ON THE FORECAST  
TRACK, THE CORE OF MARIA WILL BE MOVING WELL EAST OF THE UNITED  
STATES SOUTHEAST COAST DURING THE NEXT 2 DAYS.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 115 MPH (185 KM/H) WITH HIGHER  
GUSTS. MARIA IS A CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON  
HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE LIKELY  
DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO.  
 
HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES (95 KM) FROM THE  
CENTER AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 240 MILES  
(390 KM). NOAA BUOY 41047 LOCATED NORTH OF MARIA RECENTLY REPORTED A  
SUSTAINED WIND OF 54 MPH (86 KM/H) WITH A GUST OF 75 MPH (122 KM/H).  
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE  
HUNTER PLANE WAS 942 MB (27.82 INCHES).  
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND  
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SURF: SWELLS GENERATED BY MARIA ARE INCREASING ALONG PORTIONS OF  
THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES COAST AND BERMUDA AND WILL BE  
INCREASING ALONG THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST ON SUNDAY. SWELLS ALSO  
CONTINUE TO AFFECT PUERTO RICO, THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, THE NORTHERN  
COAST OF HISPANIOLA, THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, AND THE BAHAMAS.  
THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP  
CURRENT CONDITIONS. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER  
OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.  
 
NEXT ADVISORY  
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500 AM EDT.  
 

 
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