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  • Hurricane Hanna

    Our 4th Hurricane of the Season.

    Hurricane warnings are up for the Bahamas and Turks Caicos.

    at 130 PM AST…1730 UTC…the government of the Bahamas has issued
    a Hurricane Warning for the central Bahamas…the southeastern
    Bahamas…and the Turks and Caicos Islands.  A Hurricane Warning
    means that hurricane conditions are expected within the warning
    area within the next 24 hours.  Preparations to protect life and
    property should be rushed to completion.

    For storm information specific to your area...including possible
    inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued
    by your local weather office.
    At 130 PM AST...1730z...the center of Hurricane Hanna was located
    near latitude 22.4 north...longitude 72.6 west...or very near
    Mayaguana island in the southeastern Bahamas.
    Hanna is moving toward the west-southwest near 5 mph...7 km/hr. A
    slow motion toward the west-southwest or southwest is expected
    today followed by a turn toward the west and northwest
    on Tuesday.  On the forecast track...Hanna will be moving over the
    southeastern and central Bahamas during the next couple of days.
    Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph...120 km/hr...with higher
    gusts.  Hanna is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
    scale.  Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 24
    Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 70 miles...110
    the northeast of the...and tropical storm force winds extend
    outward up to 160 miles...260 km. The turks island just reported a
    wind gust of 59 mph...95 kp/hr.
    The minimum central pressure reported by a reconnaissance aircraft
    was 985 mb...29.09 inches.
    Hanna is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches over
    the central and southeastern Bahamas...Turks and Caicos Islands...
    with isolated maximum amounts of up to 12 inches possible through
    Swells from Hanna are expected to increase the risk of dangerous rip
    currents along portions of the southeastern United States coast
    during the next couple of days.
    Repeating the 130 PM AST position...22.4 N...72.6 W.  Movement
    toward...west-southwest near 5 mph.  Maximum sustained winds...75
    mph.  Minimum central pressure...985 mb.
    The next advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane
    Center at 500 PM AST.
    Forecaster Rhome/Avila

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