Subtropical Storm Laura looking more tropical in nature


Monday, September 29th 2008, 12:26 pm
By: News 9


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SUBTROPICAL STORM LAURA ADVISORY NUMBER   2

NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL122008

1100 AM AST MON SEP 29 2008

...LAURA LOOKING A LITTLE MORE TROPICAL...

AT 1100 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL STORM LAURA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 37.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 47.8 WEST OR ABOUT 695 MILES...1120 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.

LAURA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH.  A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AND THEN NORTH-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY.  A NORTH THEN NORTH-NORTHEAST MOTION WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED ON TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH...95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO BEFORE LAURA MOVES OVER COLDER WATERS.

WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 275 MILES...445 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 995 MB...29.38 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 1100 AM AST POSITION...37.4 N...47.8 W.  MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...995 MB.

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

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FORECASTER BERG/PASCH