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Hurricane Felix passing north of Aruba
Bulletin Hurricane Felix Advisory number 8
National Hurricane Center Miami Fl
1100 am ast Sun Sep 02 2007

A Tropical storm warning and a Hurricane Watch are in effect for the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
A Tropical storm watch remains in effect for Jamaica. At 11 am edt 1500 utc the government of the Cayman Islands has issued a Tropical storm watch for Grand Cayman.

Interests elsewhere in the central and western Caribbean Sea should closely monitor the progress of this system.
At 11:00 am ast 1500z the center of Hurricane Felix was located near latitude 13.2 north longitude 70.1 west or about 50 miles-75 km north of Aruba and about 555 miles-895 km southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

Felix is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph-30 km/hr and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. On this track the center of the hurricane will be moving away from the Netherlands Antilles and over the open waters of the central Caribbean Sea today and tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph-165 km/hr with higher gusts. Felix is a category two Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Strengthening is forecast and Felix could become a major Hurricane tonight or early on monday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles-30 km from the center .and Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles-185 km. Estimated minimum central pressure is 980 mb-28.94 inches.

Felix is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with ossible maximum isolated amounts of 6 inches over the Netherlands Antilles, the Paraguana Peninsula of northwestern Venezuela and the Guajira Peninsula of northern Colombia.
An intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at 2:00 pm ast followed by the next complete advisory at 5:00 pm ast. Source: National Hurricane Center, forecaster pasch

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