Omar continues to move northeast through the Atlantic


Friday, October 17th 2008, 5:13 am
By: News 9


BULLETIN

TROPICAL STORM OMAR ADVISORY NUMBER  17

NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL152008

1100 AM AST FRI OCT 17 2008

...OMAR STRENGTHENS OVER THE OPEN NORTH ATLANTIC...

AT 1100 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OMAR WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 55.1 WEST OR ABOUT 625 MILES...1000 KM...EAST-SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.

OMAR IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 35 MPH...56 KM/HR...AND AND THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MOVING IN THIS GENERAL DIRECTION WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME SMALL FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH GRADUAL WEAKENING OCCURRING ON SATURDAY.

THUS...OMAR COULD BECOME A MINIMAL HURRICANE TODAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115 MILES...185 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 987 MB...29.15 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 1100 AM AST POSITION...28.9 N...55.1 W.  MOVEMENT TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 35 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH.

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 500 PM AST.

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FORECASTER LANDSEA/STEWART