Florence Now Cat 4 Hurricane

UPDATE:

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062018 1200 PM AST Mon Sep 10 2018 …FLORENCE BECOMES A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE… Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Florence has continued to rapidly stregthen and has maximum sustained winds near 130 mph (195 km/h). The latest minimum central pressure based on data from the aircraft is 946 mb (27.93 inches). SUMMARY OF 1200 PM AST…1600 UTC…INFORMATION ————————————————— LOCATION…25.0N 60.2W ABOUT 575 MI…925 KM SSE OF BERMUDA ABOUT 1230 MI…1985 KM ESE OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…130 MPH…195 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…946 MB…27.93 INCHES

 

 

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…25.0N 60.0W
ABOUT 580 MI…935 KM SSE OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1240 MI…2000 KM ESE OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…115 MPH…185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…962 MB…28.41 INCHES

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Florence was located near latitude 25.0 North, longitude 60.0 West. Florence is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h). A west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur late Wednesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina on Thursday. Satellite data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Florence is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Further strengthening is anticipated, and Florence is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane through Thursday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 962 mb (28.41 inches).



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