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Hurricane Lenny Public Advisory - 1 p.m.

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HURRICANE LENNY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 21A
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
1 PM AST THU NOV 18 1999

...LENNY DRIFTING EASTWARD...EYEWALL NEARING ST. MAARTEN...

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE U.S. AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS AND FOR DUTCH ST. MAARTEN...FRENCH ST. MARTIN...ST. BARTHELEMEY...ANGUILLA...SABA...ST. EUSTATIUS ...ST.KITTS... NEVIS...MONTSERRAT ...ANTIGUA...AND BARBUDA.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CULEBRA AND VIEQUES.

AT 1 PM AST...1700Z...THE EYE OF HURRICANE LENNY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 63.2 WEST JUST TO THE SOUTHWEST OF OF ST. MAARTEN.

LENNY IS DRIFTING EASTWARD. HOWEVER...A SLOW EAST-NORTHEAST TO NORTHEAST TRACK SHOULD BEGIN LATER TODAY. THIS MOTION SHOULD BRING THE CORE OF THE HURRICANE OVER THE ISLANDS OF SABA...ST. MAARTEN ...AND ANGUILLA TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 135 MPH...215 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS ESPECIALLY OVER UNPROTECTED SOUTH AND WEST FACING HARBORS. STRONGER SUSTAINED WINDS COULD BE EXPERIENCED IN MOUNTAINOUS AREAS. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN STRENGTH ARE LIKELY DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES... 95 KM... FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 185 MILES...295 KM. ST. MAARTEN RECENTLY REPORTED WIND GUSTS TO 108 MPH...173 KPH AND ST. BARTHELEMY REPORTED GUSTS TO 124 MPH ...200 KPH.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 955 MB...28.20 INCHES.

RAINFALL TOTALS OF 10 TO 15 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE HURRICANE. THESE RAINS CAN PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.

STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 5 TO 8 FT ABOVE NORMAL...ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...IS EXPECTED NEAR THE CENTER IN THE WARNED AREA.

REPEATING THE 1 PM AST POSITION...17.9 N... 63.2 W. MOVEMENT DRIFTING EASTWARD. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...135 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 955 MB.

THE NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT 3 PM AST FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 PM AST.

AVILA

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