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NOAA: Hurricane Irma Update Statement

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Hurricane Irma Tropical Cyclone Update

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017

745 AM AST Tue Sep 05 2017

...HURRICANE IRMA BECOMES A CATEGORY 5 ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE...

NOAA and Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft data indicate Hurricane Irma has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum winds of 175 mph (280 km/h) with higher gusts. A special advisory will be issued at 800 AM AST (1200 UTC) in lieu of the scheduled intermediate advisory for Irma.

SUMMARY OF 745 AM AST...1145 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.7N 57.7W
ABOUT 270 MI...440 KM E OF ANTIGUA
ABOUT 280 MI...445 KM ESE OF BARBUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...175 MPH...280 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...929 MB...27.44 INCHES

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Forecaster Brown/Landsea

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