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Hurricane Maria 175 Mph Category 5 Nearing St Croix Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria 175 Mph Category 5 Nearing St Croix Puerto Rico

 

Hurricane Maria 175 Mph Category 5 Nearing St Croix Puerto Rico

Unless something radically changes, Hurricane Maria will head through the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico ever to hit the area. Maria is a category 5 hurricane with winds of 175 mph. It appears that an eyewall replacement cycle is underway and that could cause the strength to fluctuate a bit until the eye wall replacement cycle ends. That would be the only thing that might weaken Maria a little but that is all it will be. Radar now shows the eye in view as Maria is now about 50 miles southeast of Saint Croix.

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..900 PM AST POSITION AND INTENSITY UPDATE…
…EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE MARIA APPROACHING ST.
CROIX…

A wind gust to 72 mph (117 km/h) was recently reported in the
eastern portion of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

SUMMARY OF 900 PM AST…0100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…17.1N 64.4W
ABOUT 50 MI…80 KM SSE OF ST. CROIX
ABOUT 145 MI…230 KM SE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…175 MPH…280 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…909 MB…26.84 INCHES

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Model track guidance shows all the models but 1 take Maria over the entire island of Puerto Rico with a close pass to the Dominican Republic but staying just to the north of the DR. Models then seem to shift northward with a pass close to the southeastern Bahamas. The longer term remains highly uncertain.

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