Hurricane Bill now Category 4

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  1. Dark Knight

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    MIAMI – The government of the Netherland Antilles issued a tropical storm watch for St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius on Saturday as Ana raced west through the Atlantic.


    Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Bill, the second named storm of the Atlantic season, formed further to the east and forecasters said they expected it to strengthen.


    Tropical Storm Bill also had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph and was moving west near 16 mph. It was expected to get stronger within the next day or so and was about 820 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090815/ap_on_re_us/tropical_weather
     
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    Living in Florida, I've found this site to be the most accurate w/all sorts of details.

    I'm attaching a link to the TROPICAL page of the WUNDERGROUND site. Scroll half way down the page and you'll see each of the Storms. http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/

    Currently, is showing Ana and Bill.
    Note, if you click on the specific named Storm/Hurricane, a page opens with blocks showing the TRACKING, ADVISORIES and COMPUTER MODELS (guesstimates on possible directions and turns), etc.

    It sure came in handy a few years back when we had 4 Hurricanes effect FL in 6 short weeks. I can honestly say I 'see the world differently' ever since then.
     
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    Thanks, JBean, for updating the title of the thread. Bill is now a level 2 Hurricane and could strengthen further.
     
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    Jeez, we're flying to Myrtle Beach on Monday..........should be a bumpy ride......and kk's first flight since she was a baby.........oh boy.....
     
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    Hurricane Bill 5-Day Track Forecast Cone
    http://bit.ly/qDoWn

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES...75 KM...FROM
    THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175
    MILES...280 KM.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS
    962 MB...28.41 INCHES.
     
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    wtnt63 knhc 190030
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    hurricane bill tropical cyclone update
    nws tpc/national hurricane center miami fl al032009
    830 pm ast tue aug 18 2009

    ...bill becomes a major hurricane...

    Reports from a noaa hurricane hunter plane indicate that bill has
    strengthened and maximum sustained winds have increased to near 125
    mph...205 km/hr. Bill a category 3 hurricane on the saffir/simpson
    hurricane scale
    . A complete advisory will be issued by the national
    hurricane center at 11 pm ast.

    Kimberlain/pasch
     
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    BILL IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH...30 KM/HR.
    THIS GENERAL TRACK IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY AND THURSDAY. A
    GRADUAL TURN TO THE NORTHWEST AND NORTHWARD IS EXPECTED THEREAFTER.

    DATA FROM A NOAA P-3 PLANE AND SATELLITE ESTIMATES INDICATE THAT THE
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 135 MPH...215 KM/HR...WITH
    HIGHER GUSTS. BILL IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE
    SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE
    DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

    BILL IS A LARGE HURRICANE AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD
    UP TO 80 MILES...130 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM
    FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES...280 KM...PRIMARILY TO
    THE NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY A NOAA RECONNAISSANCE
    AIRCRAFT WAS 950 MB...28.05 INCHES.

    LARGE SWELLS ASSOCIATED WITH BILL WILL BE IMPACTING THE ISLANDS OF
    THE NORTHEAST CARIBBEAN SEA DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. LARGE
    SWELLS ASSOCIATED WITH BILL SHOULD ALSO BEGIN TO AFFECT BERMUDA AND
    PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN COAST OF THE UNITED STATES FRIDAY AND
    SATURDAY.

    ...SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST INFORMATION...
    LOCATION...18.7N 56.3W
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...135 MPH
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST-NORTHWEST OR 300 DEGREES AT 18 MPH
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...950 MB

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

    $$
    FORECASTER AVILA

    Hurricane Bill 5-Day Track Forecast Cone
    http://bit.ly/qDoWn
     
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    maximum sustained winds are near 135 mph...215 km/hr...with higher
    gusts. Bill is a category four hurricane on the saffir-simpson
    scale. Some additional strengthening is possible during the next
    couple of days.

    Bill is a large tropical cyclone. Hurricane force winds extend
    outward up to 85 miles...140 km...from the center...and tropical
    storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles...370 km.

    The latest minimum central pressure reported by an air force reserve
    hurricane hunter aircraft was 947 mb...27.96 inches.

    Large swells associated with bill will be impacting the islands of
    the northeast caribbean sea during the next day or two. Large
    swells associated with bill should also begin to affect bermuda and
    portions of the eastern coast of the united states friday and
    saturday.

    ...summary of 500 pm ast information...
    Location...19.8n 57.6w
    maximum sustained winds...135 mph
    present movement...northwest or 305 degrees at 20 mph
    minimum central pressure...947 mb

    the next advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at
    1100 pm ast.

    $$
    forecaster blake
     
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    Category 3 Hurricane Bill expected to strengthen again http://bit.ly/Pa4eQ

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 125 MPH...
    205 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. BILL IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE
    ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. SOME STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING
    THE NEXT 24 HOURS...AND BILL COULD REGAIN CATEGORY FOUR STATUS
    LATER TODAY OR FRIDAY. A NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS
    CURRENTLY ENROUTE TO INVESTIGATE BILL.

    BILL IS A LARGE TROPICAL CYCLONE. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND
    OUTWARD UP TO 85 MILES...140 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL
    STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230 MILES...370 KM. DURING
    THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS...NOAA BUOY 41044 REPORTED 1-MINUTE MEAN
    WINDS OF 77 MPH...124 KM/HR...AND A PEAK GUST OF 92 MPH...
    148 KM/HR...AS THE CENTER OF BILL PASSED ABOUT 75 MILES...
    120 KM...TO THE SOUTHWEST.

    THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 949 MB...28.02 INCHES.

    LARGE SWELLS ASSOCIATED WITH BILL WILL BE IMPACTING THE ISLANDS OF
    THE NORTHEAST CARIBBEAN SEA...THE BAHAMAS...AND BERMUDA DURING THE
    NEXT DAY OR TWO. LARGE SWELLS ASSOCIATED WITH BILL SHOULD ALSO
    BEGIN TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES
    FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

    ...SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST INFORMATION...
    LOCATION...21.6N 60.3W
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...125 MPH
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NORTHWEST OR 305 DEGREES AT 18 MPH
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...949 MB

    THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
    1100 AM AST.

    $$
    FORECASTER BEVEN

    Hurricane Bill 5-Day Track Forecast Cone
    http://bit.ly/qDoWn
     

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