Public Advisory for Hurricane Tomas

By: National Hurricane Center
By: National Hurricane Center

TOMAS REGAINS HURRICANE STRENGTH AS IT MOVES INTO THE OPEN
ATLANTIC...

SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...25.0N 69.7W
ABOUT 260 MI...415 KM NNE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...986 MB...29.12 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 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE TOMAS WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 69.7 WEST. TOMAS IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/HR. A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED TONIGHT FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AND THEN TOWARD THE EAST ON SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT.

DATA FROM A NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 80 MPH...130 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. TOMAS IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 100 MILES...160 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON DATA FROM THE NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS 986 MB...29.12 INCHES.


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