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HURRICANE CRISTOBAL ADVISORY NUMBER  18
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL042014
1100 PM AST WED AUG 27 2014

...CRISTOBAL EXPECTED TO PASS WELL TO THE NORTHWEST OF BERMUDA
TOMORROW MORNING...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...34.1N 69.9W
ABOUT 320 MI...515 KM WNW OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 325 MI...525 KM ESE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...984 MB...29.06 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* BERMUDA

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE OF THE
UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE CRISTOBAL WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 69.9 WEST.  CRISTOBAL
IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 20 MPH...31 KM/H...AND THIS
MOTION AT A FASTER FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF CRISTOBAL WILL PASS WELL TO
THE NORTHWEST OF BERMUDA THURSDAY MORNING.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT DAY OR
SO...AND CRISTOBAL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A POWERFUL EXTRATROPICAL
CYCLONE OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC FRIDAY NIGHT.

CRISTOBAL HAS A LARGE WIND FIELD.  HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND
OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES...335 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 984 MB...29.06 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
SURF...SWELLS GENERATED BY CRISTOBAL ARE AFFECTING BERMUDA AND
PORTIONS OF THE U.S. EAST COAST FROM NORTH CAROLINA NORTHWARD TO
LONG ISLAND...AND WILL SPREAD NORTHWARD TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
TOMORROW.  THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF
AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION...PLEASE CONSULT
PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON BERMUDA THROUGH
TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY.


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...200 AM AST.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 AM AST.

$$
FORECASTER PASCH





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