BULLETIN HURRICANE MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER 31 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL142016 500 PM EDT WED OCT 05 2016 ...SEVERE HURRICANE MATTHEW ON ITS WAY TO THE BAHAMAS AND FLORIDA... SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...22.5N 75.7W ABOUT 205 MI...325 KM SSE OF NASSAU ABOUT 400 MI...645 KM SE OF WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...963 MB...28.44 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The Hurricane Watch has been extended northward from Fernandina Beach to Savannah River. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Florida Gulf Coast from north of Chokoloskee to Suwannee River. The Government of Cuba has discontinued the Hurricane Watches and Warnings for Cuba. The Tropical Storm Warning for Haiti has been discontinued.


 

 

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Forecasters say Hurricane Matthew is now heading toward the central and northwestern Bahamas.

 

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the eye of Matthew was centered at 8 a.m. Wednesday about 115 miles (185 kilometers) south of Long Island in the archipelago.

 

 

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BULLETIN
HURRICANE MATTHEW INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  29A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL142016
800 AM EDT WED OCT 05 2016

...HURRICANE MATTHEW HEADING FOR THE CENTRAL AND NORTHWESTERN
BAHAMAS...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...21.5N 74.9W
ABOUT 45 MI...85 KM ENE OF CABO LUCRECIA CUBA
ABOUT 115 MI...185 KM S OF LONG ISLAND BAHAMAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 345 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...964 MB...28.47 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

It had top sustained winds of 115 mph (185 kph) and was moving north-northwest at 10 mph (17 kph). Matthew remains a Category 3 storm, down from a Category 4 hurricane hours earlier, though some slight strengthening is expected in coming days. Forecasters say it will be moving across the Bahamas through Thursday and is expected to be very near Florida's east coast by Thursday evening.