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Felix headed for northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras
Bulletin Hurricane Felix advisory number 14
National Hurricane Center Miami Fl
500 pm edt Mon Sep 03 2007
A Hurricane warning is in effect for Nicaragua from Puerto Cabezas northward to the Honduras/Nicaragua border and for Honduras from Limon eastward to the Honduras/Nicaragua border. A Hurricane warning means that Hurricane conditions are expected within the warning area within the next 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A Hurricane watch is in effect for Honduras west of Limon for the Caribbean Coast of Guatemala and for the entire coast of Belize. At 5 pm ..2100z the government of Colombia has issued a tropical storm warning for Isla de Providencia. Tropical storm conditions are expected there tonight.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Grand Cayman. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area in this case within the next 12 to 24 hours.

Interests elsewhere in the western Caribbean Sea should closely monitor the progress of this extremely dangerous Hurricane.
At 500 pm edt...2100z...the Center of Hurricane Felix was located near latitude 14.3 north. longitude 79.5 west or about 250 miles- 405 km east of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border.

Felix is moving toward the west near 20 mph-31 km/hr and this motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. On this track the Center of Felix will be near the coasts of extreme northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras early on tuesday

Maximum sustained winds are near 135 mph-215 km/hr with higher gusts. Felix is a category four Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Some restrengthening is possible prior to landfall. Regardless Felix should remain a major Hurricane up to its arrival in the Hurricane warning area.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles-45 km from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115
miles-185 km.

An air force Hurricane hunter plane reported a minimum central pressure of 953 mb-28.14 inches.
Storm surge flooding in excess of 18 feet above normal tide levels along with large and dangerous battering waves is possible in areas of onshore winds near the center of the Hurricane.
Felix is expected to produce 5 to 8 inches of rain across northern Honduras and northeastern Nicaragua with possible isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches.
These rains could produce life- threatening flash floods and mud slides.
An intermediate advisory will be issued by the national Hurricane Center at 800 pm edt followed by the next complete advisory at 1100 pm edt.

Source: National Hurricane Center, forecaster pasch

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