Hurricane Maria will batter already hard-hit Caribbean islands

BULLETIN Hurricane Maria Advisory Number 7 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017 1100 PM AST Sun Sep 17 2017 …MARIA FORECAST TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE AS IT MOVES NEAR THE LEEWARD ISLANDS… SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…14.2N 58.4W ABOUT 100 MI…165 KM NE OF BARBADOS ABOUT 210 MI…340 KM ESE OF DOMINICA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…979 MB…28.91 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for… *…