Skip to comments.TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOURTEEN STRENGTHENS TO TROPICAL STORM MARIA...NO THREAT TO LAND...
Posted on 09/02/2005 8:04:08 AM PDT by varina davis
BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM MARIA ADVISORY NUMBER 5 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 11 AM AST FRI SEP 02 2005
...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOURTEEN STRENGTHENS TO TROPICAL STORM MARIA...NO THREAT TO LAND...
SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THAT TROPICAL DEPRESSION FOURTEEN HAS STRENGTHENED AND IS NOW TROPICAL STORM MARIA...THE 13TH NAMED CYCLONE OF THE 2005 HURRICANE SEASON. AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM MARIA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 50.0 WEST OR ABOUT 880 MILES...1415 KM... EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS AND ABOUT 1185 MILES...1910 KM...SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.
MARIA HAS BEEN MOVING WESTWARD FOR THE PAST FEW HOURS BUT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR... LATER TODAY. A GRADUAL TURN TO THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THIS TRACK..MARIA WILL BE MOVING OVER OPEN WATERS.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH... 65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES ...110 KM FROM THE CENTER.
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1007 MB...29.74 INCHES.
REPEATING THE 11 AM AST POSITION...21.3 N... 50.0 W. MOVEMENT TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 40 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 PM AST.
Maria... I just met a storm named Maria...
Thank you for spreading panic.
Away up here they've got a name, for rain and wind and fire,
The rain is Tess, the fire is Joe,
And they call the wind Maria....
could you have found a smaller version of the picture? I'm already legally blind and really wanted to put my nose up to the screen to try to see the storm track
By the way, a decent sized version of the image is here:
Climatologists are singing:
"How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?"
It does say "NO THREAT TO LAND" right in the bulletin.
Hummmm,,, sounds familiar. Didn't the weather hot shots say that about Katrina?????
This storm ain't hitting land anywhere in the U.S. -- it's way too far east for that. Just look at the track and follow even the most westerly course in that cone. I don't recall a single tropical storm ever hitting the New York area without first brushing along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Here's a prediction. From now on, every time it rains, the media will be sounding the death knell. Public officials will evacuate entire cities at the sight of of dark clouds.
Do you mean that public officials will order the citizens to leave the city, or that the mayor and cronies will skedaddle and leave the population to its fate?