In the Atlantic Ocean
had sustained winds of 135 mph about 550 miles east of the Leeward Islands
in the southeastern Caribbean
A Tropical Storm Warning Remains In Effect For The Following Leeward Islands
By Their Governments...Antigua...Barbuda...St Maarten... Anguilla
...Nevis...St Kitts...St Eustatius And Saba
. St Martin
And St Barthelemy May Also Be Threatened. A Tropical Storm Warning Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are Expected Within The Warning Area Within The Next 24 Hours. A Hurricane
Watch May Be Required For Some Of These Islands Later Today.
A Hurricane Watch Remains In Effect For The British And Northern U.S. Virgin Islands
Including St Thomas...St John And Surrounding Islands...Also For The Islands Of Culebra
And Vieques. A Hurricane Watch Means That Hurricane Conditions Are Possible Within The Watch Area...Generally Within 36 Hours. A Hurricane Watch May Be Required For Puerto Rico
Monday, August 5, At 5 AM Ast. (0900 zulu)
The Center Of Hurricane Frances Was Located Near
Latitude 19.0 North x Longitude 57.3 West
Or About 385 Miles(620 Km)East Of The Northern Leeward Islands.
Frances Is Moving Toward The West Near 10 Mph (17 Km/Hr) And This Motion Is Expected To Continue With Some Increase In Forward Speed Today. Possible landfall in continental USA by Labour Day Weekend.
Reports From An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter
Aircraft Indicate That Maximum Sustained Winds Have Decreased To Near 120 Mph (195 Km/Hr) With Higher Gusts. However...Some Strengthening Is Possible During The Next 24 Hours.
Hurricane Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 85 Miles (140 Km) From The Center...And Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 125 Miles (205 Km).
The Latest Minimum Central Pressure Reported By The Hurricane Hunter
Is 958 Mb (28.29 Inches).
Hurricane Frances Advisiories &Tracking Maps:
- the hurricane season's seventh named storm -- had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph when it hit land (S.C.) but was down to 45 mph by early Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, in the Eastern Pacific:
TROPICAL DEPRESSION GEORGETTE
FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 16
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI
0900Z MON AUG 30 2004
TROPICAL DEPRESSION CENTER LOCATED NEAR
20.1N x 124.0W (AT 0900Z)
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 40 NM
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 282 DEGREES AT 10 KT
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1006 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT.
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 20.1N 124.0W