hurricane maria

Maria Category 5 Hurricane 160 MPH Winds 929 MB Pressure

Maria Category 5 Hurricane 160 MPH Winds 929 MB Pressure

 

Maria Category 5 Hurricane 160 MPH Winds 929 MB Pressure

Truly incredible as we have the second category 5 hurricane in 2 weeks and now Maria has 160 mph winds. Take a look at the eye of the hurricane as it is about to rip the island of Domenica apart. What a horrible thing to have happen to this area.

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..HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FIND MARIA AS CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE…

Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft data indicate Hurricane
Maria has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5
hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum
winds of 160 mph (260 km/h) with higher gusts. A special advisory
will be issued at 800 PM AST (0000 UTC) in lieu of the scheduled
intermediate advisory for Maria.

 

SUMMARY OF 745 PM AST…2345 UTC…INFORMATION
—————————————————
LOCATION…15.3N 61.1W
ABOUT 15 MI…25 KM ESE OF DOMINICA
ABOUT 40 MI…70 KM N OF MARTINIQUE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…160 MPH…260 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…929 MB…27.43 INCHES

This is the current recon flight with a large belt of 134 knot winds or higher right near the center. The intensification may not be be done yet.

..MARIA BECOMES A POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE…
…THE EYE AND THE INTENSE INNER CORE IS NEARING DOMINICA…

 

SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST…0000 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…15.3N 61.1W
ABOUT 15 MI…25 KM ESE OF DOMINICA
ABOUT 40 MI…70 KM N OF MARTINIQUE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…160 MPH…260 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 9 MPH…15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…925 MB…27.32 INCHES

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The government of France has changed the Hurricane Warning to a
Tropical Storm Warning for Martique.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Guadeloupe
* Dominica
* St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* British Virgin Islands
* Puerto Rico, Culebra, and Vieques

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Antigua and Barbuda
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Maarten
* Anguilla
* St. Lucia
* Martinique

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Maarten
* St. Martin and St. Barthelemy
* Anguilla
* Isla Saona to Puerto Plata

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines
* West of Puerto Plata to the northern Dominican Republic-Haiti
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