U.S. Weather Bureau. Hurricane Flora

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U.S. Weather Bureau. Hurricane Flora
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Weather Bureau.
Hurricane F l o r a , September 30-October 1 2 ,
1963, preliminary r e p o r t with advosories and
bulletins issued.
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PRELIMINARY REPORT ON HURRICANE "FLORA". SEPTWBER 30
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OCTOBER 12. 1963
Hurricane '$1ora" was one of t h e most d e s t r u c t i v e i n r e c e n t h i s t o r y i n Haiti and Cuba. It was unusually v i o l e n t when i t crossed
H a i t i d u r i n g t h e n i g h t of October 3-4. Xben i t remained n e a r l y s t a t i o n a r y Cor morc than f o u r days (October 4-8) over e a s t e r n
Cuba and produced unprecedented amounts of r a i n f a l l , which i n t u r n r e s u l t e d i n d e v a s t a t i n g floods. Although f i n a l f i g u r e s a r e
n o t y e t a v a i l a b l e , i t appears l i k e l y t h a t t h e doath t o l l w i l l number i n the thousands and property l o s s e s i n the hundreds of
m i l l i o n s of d o l l a r s .
Hurricane "Flora" appears t o have formed and i n t e n s f f i e d r a p i d l y about 150 miles e a s t of Trinidad on September 30, 1963. It
seems p o s s i b l e t h a t t h e o r i g i n a l d l e t u r b a n c e t h a t e v e n t u a l l y developed i n t o "Flora" moved o f f t h e African c o a s t on September 23.
L a t e r a TIROS V I 1 photograph a t 09422 September 26 (Orbit 1464) showed a l a r g e cloud maaa i n t h e a r e a between 10 and 15N and 35
and 4OW. No a d d i t i o n s 1 information was received u n t i l a KIM j e t a i r l i n e r bound from Lisbon, Portugal t o Paramaribo, Surinam
r e p o r t e d a d i s t u r b e d a r e a n e a r 12.4N 47.2W a t approximately 22302 September 28. On t h e b a s i s of t h e KIM r e p o r t , t h e 6an Juan
Weather Bureau requested s p e c i a l s h i p r e p o r t s i n t h e a r e a e a s t of the Lesser A n t i l l e s .
E a r l y on September 30 r e p o r t s from s h i p s e a s t of Trinidad i n d i c a t e d t h a t a t r o p i c a l cyclone might be developing i n t h e s u s p e c t
a r e s i n t h e A t l a n t i c . A t 10 AM AST the Sen Juan Weather Bureau issued a b u l l e t i n l o c a t i n g a t r o p i c a l d e p r e s s i o n near 1 l . O N
59.2W IIIWfng west northwest about 18 mph. F u r t h e r i n t e n s i f i c a t i o n was f o r e c a s t a s t h e flow p a t t e r n appeared f a v o r a b l e a l o f t ,
Navy reconnaissance a i r c r a f t reached t h e a r e a t h e forenoon of t h e 30th and found a small b u t well-formed h u r r i c a n e w i t h s u r f a c e
The f i r s t advisory on Hurricane "Flora", issued by t h e Sen Juan Weather Bureau
winds 85 mph and c e n t r a l p r e s s u r e 994 m i l l i b a r s .
a t 12 noon AST, announced h u r r i c a n e warnings f o r Trinidad, Tobago and t h e Grenadines s o u t h of S t . Vincent.
The h u r r i c a n e moved west northwest and i n t e n s i f i e d ; i t s c e n t e r crossed the i s l a n d of Tabsgo between 2 and 3 PM AST and passed
about 30 miles south of Grenada a t 6 PM AST. Highest winds near t h e c e n t e r had increased t o 110 mph and c e n t r a l p r e s s u r e dropped
t o 986 m i l l i b a r s . A s "Flora" continued west northwest through t h e s o u t h e a s t e r n Caribbean, g a l e warnings were issued f o r t h e
i s l a n d s l y i n g o f f t h e n o r t h c o a s t of Venezuela. However, no warnings were issued f o r and no high winds were experienced i n t h e
Dutch I s l a n d s of Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba s i n c e t h e h u r r i c a n e c e n t e r passed about 180 miles t o t h e north.
''Flora" i n c r e a s e d f u r t h e r i n a i e e and i n t e n s i t y and by 12 noon AST October 2 winds near t h e c e n t e r had reached 140 mph. Hurricane
warnings were placed i n e f f e c t i n t h e noon advisory f o r southwestern H a i t i , whole g a l e warnings were announced along the southwest
c o a s t of t h e Dominican Republic and g a l e warnings were issued f o r t h e Dominican c o a s t between I a l a Beata and Punta Palenque.
Reconnaissance a i r c r a f t d u r i n g t h e a f t e r n o o n of October 2 found t h e minimum s e a l e v e l p r e s s u r e 968 m i l l i b a r s and t h e n i g h t recon
f l i g h t r e p o r t e d a f u r t h e r drop t o 954 m i l l i b a r s . "Flora" was now a s e v e r e h u r r i c a n e .
A t 6 AM AST October 3 h u r r i c a n e warnings were extended eastward t o i n c l u d e t h e aouthwestern c o a s t of t h e Dominican Republic west
of Cab0 Beata and northward t o i n c l u d e the northwest Province of H a i t i . Smell c r a f t near Jamaica, e a s t e r n Cuba, and t h e e a s t e r n
Bahamas were a l e r t e d t o the t h r e a t .
Hurricane "Flora" g r a d u a l l y slowed i t a forward motion and turned t o a n o r t h n o r t h w e s t e r l y course.
of t h e Southwestern Peninsula of H a i t i between 8:30 PM and 10 PM AST October 3.
I t a c e n t e r crossed t h e middle
Hurricane warnings were announced f o r tho Oriente Province of Cuba a t midnight October 3-4 and people advised t o take precautions
a g a i n s t h i g h winds, heavy r a i n s , abnormally h i g h t i d e s and heavy s u r f .
W l o r a " weakencd s l i g h t l y aa i t crossed t h e southwestern peninsula o f H a i t i b u t regained some o f i t s l o s t f o r c e o v e r t h e Windward
Passage between H a i t i and Cubs. Winds n e a r t h e c e n t e r came back up t o 125 mph a s t h e h u r r i c a n e moved i n t o e a s t e r n Cuba October 4,
During t h e period October 4-8 t h e h u r r i c a n e remained over e a s t e r n Cuba. The f o r c e of t h e wind decreaaed somewhat because o f land
f r i c t i o n b u t a p p a r e n t l y C e l l below h u r r i c a n e i n t e n s i t y (74 mph) only b r i e f l y d u r i n g t h e n i g h t of October 7-8. Tu0 f a c t o r s
c o n t r i b u t e d t o kcoping up t h e s t r e n g t h of t h e a t o m , namely: (1) A flow p a t t e r n a l o f t f a v o r a b l e t o i n t e n s i f i c a t i o n and (2) i n f l a P
o f moist t r o p i c a l a i r from t h e warm waters around Cuba. The long pcriod t h e atonn remained over e a s t e r n Cuba allowed i t t o dump
g r e a t m o u n t s of r a i n f a l l (estimated i n oxcess of 40 i n c h e s ) over t h e a r c a and produce g r e a t f l o o d s i n the r i v e r v a l l e y s . When
i t becamo apparent e a r l y i n t h e period t h a t t h e h u r r i c a n e would be slow i n moving through Cuba, t h c a d v i s o r i e s and b u l l e t i n s
i s s u e d by t h e Weather Bureau's National Hurricane Center a t M i a m i warned t h a t severe f l o o d i n g was expected over z a s t e r n Cuba.
The lack o f a recognizable c l c e r - c u t " s t e e r i n g " flow p a t t e r n through t h e ahnosphcre surrounding t h e h u r r i c a n e while i t WEB over
Cuba made t h e f o r c c o s t problem d i f f i c u l t . However, l a t e on October 7 a h i f t s i n t h e c i r c u l a t i o n p a t t e r n over e a s t e r n North America
and t h e western A t l a n t i c began t o appear which i n d i c a t e d t o t h e f o r e c a s t e r s t h a t t h e h u r r i c a n e should i n due course begin t o move
t o t h e n o r t h e a s t . This movement d e f i n i t e l y set i n on the 8 t h , and t h e Bahamas were warned t h a t t h e h u r r i c a n e would i n t e n s i t y a s
i t moved away from Cuba, The s t r e n g t h e n i n g h u r r i c a n e moved northeastward through t h e Bahamas t h e n i g h t of the 8 t h and 9th.
"Flora" continued northeastward over t h e A t l a n t i c a s a dangerous h u r r i c a n e t h e next t h r e e days, passing s o u t h e a s t of Bermuda
west s h i p p i n g l a n e s , and l o s i n g i t s t r o p i c a l c h a r s c t e r i s t i c a over t h e c o o l water e a s t of
October 10, c r o s s i n g t h e main e a s t
Newfoundland by October 12.
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It w i l l take a c o n s i d e r a b l e t i m e t o c o l l e c t s t n t i a t i c s on t h i s storm and i t s e f f e c t s . The h u r r i c a n e a p p a r e n t l y reached i t s
maximum i n t e n s i t y j u s t b e f o r e going ashore i n H a i t i ; s u s t a i n e d winds then were probably 150 mph and c e n t r a l p r e s s u r e around
940 mb. (27.76 inchee). R a i n f a l l a t some p o i n t s i n e a s t e r n Cuba may w e l l have exceeded 40 inches; a t Guantanamo Bay some 17 inches
f e l l . The r a i n s and a t t e n d a n t f l o o d s a r e r e p o r t e d t o have caused s e v e r e crop and property damage. Loss of l i f e i n Cuba is
e s t i m a t e d a t 1000. I n H a i t i news r e p o r t s e s t i m a t e s e v e r a l thousand k i l l e d and heavy l o s s e a i n crops and property. I n Tobago 17
were r e p o r t e d k i l l e d and p r o p e r t y damage was e s t i m a t e d e t $35 m i l l i o n d o l l a r s . I n Jamaica t h e r e was c o n s i d e r a b l e f l o o d i n g and
c r o p damage, and 9 d e a t h s were r e p o r t e d . Damage i n t h e Bahamas was presumably n o t heavy. A t Miami one person was drowned i n
heavy s u r f on the o u t s k i r t s of the h u r r i c a n e .
E x c e l l e n t t r a c k i n g of t h e h u r r i c a n e was provided by h u r r i c a n e reconnaissance a i r c r a f t , p r i n c i p a l l y those of the U. S. Navy.
Upper a i r soundings from t h e Caribbean c o o p e r a t i v e rawinsonde network were most
h e l p f u l i n a n a l y s i s and f o r e c a s t i n g .
A i r Force and Weather Bureau a i r c r a f t a s s i s t e d .
SAN .IIJAN WEATHER nUREAU nULLR'TIN FOR PRESS 1<A1110 AND 'IT' 10 AM A W SITP'I'I:MIIIIR 3 0 , 1 0 6 3 .
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A TROPICAL DEPRESSION HAS IWRMIID I N 'L'llE ATIAN'IIC NNAR l,A'l'ITllDl? 11 0 N O I U I I I~ONCI'IIJI~I?5 ' ) , 2 WI!S'L'
NORTHEASTnp TRINIDAD LKSSER ANTII.IRS.
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WEST NORTHWEST
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESl'IMATIXl TO I W 5 5 MPll IN 3QUALLS OVER AN AREA l?XTENDINO OII'PWARD AROU'I' 7 5 MILES I N TllE EASTERN SEMICIRCLE.
RECONNAISSANCE ATRCRAIT ARE I N HOUTR In 7111: ARIlA AND SIIOIILD REACH TIIIC V I C I N I T Y OF 'I11E TROPICAL I)EPRBSSION SHORTLY.
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ON ITS PRESENT COURSE THE DRPRGSSION SIIOUI,O PASS NEAR TOIIAGO AT 3 O ' C I M K AST THIS Al'TE:RNOON AND ABOUT 30 STATUTE MILES S
GRENADA AT 9 O'CLOCK A S 1 'I'nN1CHT.
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INDICATIONS ARE TllAT SMW INTENSIFICA1'ION I S LIKKLY DURING THE NI:X'I' 12 11O1lRS. PASSAGE OF TllE OEPRESSrON THROUGH THE WINDWARD
ISLANDS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY TllUNDERSllOWllRS AND SQUALLS WITH WINDS POSSIBLY REACllING 4 5 MILES PRR IIOUR I N TllE HEAVIER SQUALLS.
SMALL CRAFT I N THE WINDWARD ISLANDS SHOULD REMAlN I N PORT,
ALL PERSONS I N THE WINDWARD ISLANDS SHOULD LISTEN FOR LATEST INFORMATION ON THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION. THE NEXT BULLETIN WILL
ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 1 2 NOON AST 16002 UNLESS CONDITIONS WARRANT AN EARLIER BULLETIN OR ADVISORY.
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HIGGS
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU ADVISORY NUMBER ONE FLORA 1200 NOON AST SEPTEMBER 3 0 , 1963.
HURRICANE WARNIffiS ARE INDICATE0 POR TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO AND FOR THE GRENADINES SOUTH O F S T VINCENT. PEOPLE I N THESE AREAS A I U
URGED TO TAKE I W D I A T E PRECAUTIONS AGAINST 1lURRICANE FORCE WINDS CMA HIGH STORM T I D E S O F 5 TO 7 FEET AND TORRENTIAL RAINS.
PEOPLE L I V I N Q ALONQ LOW LYING BEACllES ANI) NEAR STREAM BEDS SllOULn SEEK HIGHER GROUND. T H I S I S AN EMERQENCY WARNINO FOR NORTHERN
TRINIDAD CMA TOBAGO AND THE SOUTHERN GRENADINES.
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THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION 190 STATUTE MILES EAST NOR'PIIEAST OF TRINIDAD HAS IHI'ENSIFIED RAPIDLY AND I T IS NOW A HURRICANE.
16002 I T WAS LOCATED BY RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT AND VESSEL REPORTS NEAR LATITUDE 1 0 . 9 N AND LONGITUDE 59.8 WEST OR ABOUT 100
STATUTE MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF TRINIDAD. HURRICANE FLORA I S MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST AT 1H MPH AND I S EXPECTED TU
COWINUE THIS DIRECTION AND AT THE SAME SPEED FOR TllE NEXT 12 HOURS.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE 8 5 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER AND QALES EXTEND 7 5 MILES I N NORTH AND EAST QUADRAWS AND 45 MILES
THE SOUTH AND WEST QlJADRANTS.
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FLORA I S A WELL ORGANIZED CONCENTRATED HURRICANE AND I S EXPECTED TO INCREASE I N INTENSITY BUT ONLY SLIGHT INCREASE I N S I Z E IS
ANCICIPATED.
AT ITS PRESENT SPEED AND DIRECTION THE CENTER I S EXPECTED TO PASS OVER THE ISLAND O F TOBAGO WITHIN THE NEXT 4 To
5 HOURS AND ABOUT 40 TO 50 MILES SOUTll OF THE ISLAND OF GRENADA ABOUT 9 O'CLOCK TONIGHT.
T H I S I S A SMALL BUT VERY DANQEROUS
HURRICANE AND PRECAUTIONS AGAINST WINDS UP TO 100 MPH HIGH T I D E S AND TORRENI'IAL RAINS AND PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE RUSHED TO
COMPLETION IMMEDIATELY. T H I S I S AN EMERGENCY WARNING FOR THE PEOPLE OF TOBAGO NORTHERN TRINIDAD AND THE ISLAND O F GRENADA. THE
WINDS WILL BEGIN INCREASING AT TOBAGO WITHIN THE NEXT llOUR AND REACH FULL HURRICANE INI'ENSITY BY 3 O'CLOCK TODAY.
S H I P P I N G I N TllE PATH OF HURRICANE FLORA SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND SMALL CRAFT I N THE WINDWARD ISLANDS SllOULD
SEEK
SAFE HARBOR,
THE NEXT REOULAR ADVISORY WILL BE I S S U E D BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 6 PM AST 2200 2 AND BULLETINS AS N E W INFORMATION IS
RECEIVED.
HIGGS
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU BULLETIN FOR PRESS RADIO AND TELEVISION 2:30 PM AST SEPTEMBER 30, 1963.
HURRICANE WARNINGS ARE CONTINUED FOR TRINIDAD T O B M O AND THE
GALE WARNINGS ARE I N EFFECT NORTH OF ST. VINCENT TO MARTINIQUE.
GRENADINES,
ALL PRECAUTIONS SHOUU) BE CONTINUED THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AGAINST HURRICANE WINDS HIGH T I D E S O F 5 TO 7 FEET I N
PEOPLE LIVING I N LOW AREAS AND NEAR BEACHES I N THE GRENADINES SHOULD MOVE IMMEDIATELY TO HIGHER
THE AREA O F HURRICANE DISPLAY.
GROUND BEPORE I T IS TOO LATE.
HURRICANE FLORA CONTINUES MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST AT A SPEED O F ALMOST 22 MPH. RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT AT 1 PM AST
REPORTED WEST WALL CLOUD O F THE CENTER OVER THE EASTERN END O F TOBAGO. AT 2 PM THE CENTER IS ESTIMATED TO BE CROSSINO OVER THAT
ISLAND NEAR LATITUDE 11.2 N AND LONGITUOE 6 0 . 6 W.
THIS I S APPROXIMATELY 650 MILES SOUTHEAST O F SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT NEAR 100 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR EYE CENTER AND GALES EXTEND OUTWARD FROM THE CENTER 100 MILES
I N THE NORTH AND EAST QUADRANTS AN0 5 0 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRANTS.
ALL PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE RUSHED IMMEDIATELY I N THE ENTIRE GRENADINES GROUP FOR THE ONSET OF HURRICANE FLORA EARLY TONIGHT. THE
CENTER OF FLORA SHOULD REACH THE V I C I N I T Y O F GRENADA ABOUT 8 O'CLOCK TONIGHT BUT THE WINDS WILL INCREASE TO GALE FORCE WITHIN
THE NEXT 1wo HOURS AND REACH HURRICANE FORCE BY SUNSET. T H I S IS AN EMERGENCY WARNING.
ON ITS PRESENT COURSE HURRICANE FLORA OFFERS No IMMEDIATE THREAT TO PUERTO RICO AND TWI VIRGIN ISLANDS BUT THE PEOPLE ARE URGED
TO KEEP I N TOUCH WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION ON T H I S HURRICANE.
SHALL CRAlV I N n l E WINDWARD ISLANDS SHOULD REMAIN I N SAFE HARBOR,
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE IXSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT
I S RECEIVED.
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22002 ...AND BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED AS NEW INFORMATION
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU ADVISORY NUMUER TWO FLORA 6 PM AST SEPTEHDER 30, 1963.
HURRICANE WARNINGS ARE CONTINUED FOR TtlE GRENADINES. ALL PHECAUTIONS SHOULD Ill? CONI'INUED I N 'IIIE GRENADINES AGAINST HURRICANE
WINDS HIGH T I D E S 5 TO 7 FEET ABOVE NORMAL AND HEAVY RAINS. PEOPLE LIVING I N LOW AREAS AND NEAR BEAWES SHOULD MOVE I M D I A T E L Y
To HIGHER ELEVATIONS BEFORE I T I S TOO LATE.
HURRICANE WARNINGS ARE CHANGED TO GALE WARNINGS FOR THE NORTH COAST OF TRINIDAD AND I'HE ISLAND O F TOBAGO, GALE WARNINGS
CONTINUE IN EFFECT NORTH OF ST. VINCENT TO MARTINIQUE AND ARE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE 1IIE ISLANDS OF LOS TESTIOOS OFF THE NORTH
COAST O F VENEZUELA,
AT 6 PM AST., .22002.. .HURRICANE FLORA WAS ESTIMATED ON THE B A S I S OF RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT S H I P AM) LAND STATION REPORTS To BE
CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 1 1 . 6 N LONGITUDE 61.8 W OR ABOUT 65 STATUTE MILES NORTH NORllIWEST 01: TRINIDAD. FLORA IS PASSING ABOUT
30 STATUTE MILES SOUTH 01: THE 'ISLAND 01' GRENADA. THE HURRICANE I S MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST AT 20 MPH AND I S EXPECTED
TU CONTINUE I N THIS DIRECTION AT THE SAME OR SLIGHTLY SLOWER SPEED FOR THE NEXI 12 HOURS
SOME INTENSIFICATION HAS OCCURRED. MWST PRESSURE I S 986 MILLIBARS OR 29.12 INCHES. HIGHEST WINDS ARE 110 MPH OVER A SMALL
AREA NEAR THE CENTER AND GALE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 125 MILES I N THE NORTH AND EAST QUADRAN'PS AND 50 MILES I N THE SOUTHWEST
QUADRANT. L I T T L E CHANGE I S EXPECTED I N SIZE OR INTENSITY DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
PEOPLE I N PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS SHOUIf) LISTEN TU THE LATEST ADVISORIES AND BULLETINS FROM THE WEATHER BUREAU UNTIL
FURTHER NOTICE,
S H I P S I N THE PATH O F HURRICANE FLORA WOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND SMALL CRAFT I N THE WINDWARD ISLANDS SHOULD REMAIN I N
SAFE HARBOR,
THE NEXT R E C U U R ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 12 MIDNIGHT...OSOOZ...AND
AT 9 PM AST.
A BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED
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RAN JUAN WKATIIER DIIREAU lIIJRPICANF, RWLLWIN FOR PRESS RADIO AND TELEVISION FLORA 9 PM AST SEPTEMBER S O , 1963.
HURRICANE WARNINGS REMAIN I N EFFECT FOR THE GRENADINES. GALE WARNINGS REMATN I N E P F E C I PROM THE GRENADINES NORTHWARD TO
MARTINIQUE AND FOR THE NORTH COAST OF TRINIDAD AND THE ISLANDS O F TOBAGO AND LOS TESTIGOS.
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HURRICANE FLORA WAS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR LATITUDE 11.9 N LONGITUDE 62.5 WEST OR ABOUT 60 STATUTE MILES
AT 9 PM A S T . . . 0 1 0 0 2
WEST SOUTHWEST O F TUB ISLAND O F GRENADA. I T I S MOVING ON THE SAME COURSE AT THE SAME SPEED FOR THE NEXT 6 HOURS,
ALTHOUGH THE EYE O F HURRICANE FLORA I S NOW E S T OF THE GRENADINES PEOPLE I N THAT ISLAND GROUP SHOULD CONTINUE TO TAKE FULL
PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HURRICANE W R C E WINDS HIGH T I D E S AND SURF AND HEAVY PRECIPITATION UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO DE 110 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER AND GALES EXTEND OUTWARD 125 MILES I N THE NORTH AND
EAST QUADRANTS AND 50 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRANTS. L I T T L E CHANGE I N SIZE AND INTENSITY IS EXPECTED DURINQ THE NEXT
6 HOURS.
HURRICANE FLORA OFFERS NO IMMEDIATE THREAT TO PUERTU RICO OR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, I T S PRESENT COURSE WILL CARRY I T THROUGH
CENTRAL CARIBBEAN WATERS. ALL INTERESTS SllOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH LATEST ADVISORIES AND BULLETINS I N CASE RECURVATURE OCCURS,
S H I P S I N THE PATH O F HURRICANE FLORA SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AS THE HURRICANE I S INTENSE OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE
CENTER, SMALL CRAFT I N THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND THE SOUTH AMERICA COASTAL ISLANDS FROM LOS ROQUES EASTWARD SHOULD REMAIN I N
PORT.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 12 MIDNIGHT AST.
DAVIS
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER THREE FLORA 12 MIDNIGHT AST OCTOBER 1 , 1963:
WRRICANE WARNINGS ARE CHANGED TO GALE WARNINGS FOR THE GRENADINES. GALE WARNINGS REMAIN I N E F F E C I FOR THE ISLAND O F LO9 TESTICOS
AND ARE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE THE ISLANDS OF LOS HERMANOS AND LA BLANQUILLA OFF THE SOUTH AMERICAN COAST. GALE WARNINGS ARE
DISCONTINUED ELSEWHERE I N THE AREA O F PREVIOUS DISPLAY.
PEOPLE I N THE AREA OF GALE WARNINGS SHOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST WINDS O F GALE FORCE HIGH T I D E S
AND SURF AND HEAVY RAIN.
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04002. ..WAS ESTIMATED To BE LOCATED NEAR
ON THE B A S I S O F RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT REPORTS HURRICANE FLORA AT 12 MIDNIGHT AST
LATITUDE 12.0 N LONGITUDE 62.9 W OR ABOUT 85 STATUTE MILES WEST O F GRENADA. I T I S MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NOR'I?IWEST ABOUT 15 MPH
AND I S EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ON ITS PRESENT COURSE AT THE SAME SPEED FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
L I T T L E CHANCE I N S I Z E OR INTENSITY HAS BEEN NOTED DURINQ THE EVENING. HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 110 MPH OVER A SMALL
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD ABOUT 30 MILES I N THE NORTHERN SEMICIRCLE AND QALES EXTEND OUIWARD
AREA NEAR 'IWE CEWER.
125 MILES I N THE NORTH AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 50 MILES IN THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRANTS. HURRICANE PU)RA I S EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN
ITS PRESENT S I Z E AND INTENSITY DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
PEOPLE SHOULD YEEP I N TOUCH WITH LATEST
AT THE PRESENT TIME THERE IS NO IMMEDI'ATE THREAT To PUERTO RICO OR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
ADVISORIES AND BULLETINS HOWEVER AS THERE I S A D E F I N I T E P O S S I B I L I T Y THAT FJBRA MAY MOVE SOMEWHAT MORE TOWARD THE NORTH LATER.
S H I P S I N THE PATH O F THE HURRICANE SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AS FLORA I S INTENSE OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE C E N m R .
CRAFC I N THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND THE SOUTH AMERICAN COASTAL ISLANDS FROM LOS ROQUES EASTWARD SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT.
W E NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE I S S U E D BY
THE
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 6 AM AST...lOOOZ...AND
DAVI S
3
SMALL
A BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED AT 3 AM AST.
SAN JUAN WEATHER DUREAU HURRICANE DULL1:"IN
IVK PRESS RADIO ANI) TV I.'LOIlA 3
AM AST OCTOBER 1 1963,
OALE WARNINGS REMAIN IN EI'PECT I ~ O R TIIE CRISNADINIX ANU voii T I I I ~ISLANDS 01' LOS 'rtisricos MS IIERMANOS AND LA BLANQUILLA.
ALL
I N W R E S T S ON TllESE ISLANDS SIIOULI) 'I'AKE NICCRSSARY I'IlI!CAlI'TIONS AGAINST WINDS 01' GALE PORCE HIGH TIDES AND SURF AM, H E A W RAIN.
AT 3 AM AST.. . 0 7 0 0 2 . . .ON 11113 BASlS 01.'UI!CONNAISSANCli A1IICRAI.T REPORTS IIURRlCANlj 13LORA WAS ICSTIMATED TO BE CENTERED
LATITUDE 12.2 N LONGITUDE 63.4 W OR AROU'I' 120 S'I'A'I'II'TE MILES WEST 01' GRENADA I N THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND b90 STATUTE M I L E S WUTH
SOUTIIEAST OF SAN JUAN I'UERTO RICO. I'I' IS MOVIhO 'I'OWN!D TllR WES'L' NOIl'I'IIWl3S'I' AnOUT 1 5 MPII AND I S EXPECTED TU CONTINUE ON ITS
PRESENT COURSE AT TIIE SAMY SPliIlD IWIt TlIC NEXT 6 IIOUItS.
HIGllEST WINDS ARE STILI. ESTIMA'I'IZD 'IY) DE 110 MPll OVBlI A SMALL AREA NllAll lllL< CENI'GR, IIURRICANE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD ABOUT 30
MILES I N l l l B NOR'I?IEI(N SRMICIl~CLIl ANI) OALE IVRGE WINDS EXTENO OII'I'WARD 1 2 5 MILES TO THE NORTH AND EAST AND 50 MILES TO TtlE SOUTH
AND WEST. LI1'CLl~ CIIANGl: I N S I Z E OR INTENSITY I S EXPECTED DURING TllE NEXT 6 IIOURS.
SHIPPING I N TIII: PA'PII 01' IIIIRRICANE PLOKA SIIOULD EXERCISE NX'I'REME CAUTION AS 'LllE HURRICANE I S INTENSE OYER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE
SMALL CRAI'P I N 1lIE WINJMARD ISLANDS AN9 'I1W SOUTI1 AMBRICAN COASTAL 1SLAM)S VROM 1.09 ROQUES EASTWARD SHOULD REMAIN I N
CENTER.
PORT,
ALl'llOUGll TlllSRE APPIGARS TU DE NO IMMROIATE TIIRICAT TO I'ULRTO KICO OR '11lE VIRGIN ISLANDS PEOPLE SHOULD KJ3BP POSTED ON LATEST
ADVISORIES ANI1 BULLBTINS AS TIIRIIIC IS A lY)SS1BILITY OF RECURVATURE LATRR.
TllE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUICD DY THIG SAN JUAN WEA'PIIIR DUREAU AT 6 AM AST.
DAVIS
SAN JUAN mA11IER l3URBAU IIIIRRICANIC ADVISOKY NUMRER 4 I ' M R A 6 AM AST OCTOBER 1 , 1 9 6 3 .
GALE WARNINGS RRMAlN I N IIPI'ECT IQR 1'I)lC 1SLANI)S 01' M S IIICRMANOS AND LA BLANQUILLA OFP TlllZ VENBZUllLA COAST.
TllESE ISLANDS SIIOULD TAKE PIIICCAUTIONS AGAINST GALE FORC13 WINDS IlICll T I D M AND SURF AND HEAVY RAIN.
ALL INTERESTS ON
GALE WARNINGS AR13 DISCONPINUED I'OR TIIE GRENADINES AND ' W E ISLANDS OP LOS TESTIGOS.
PEOPLE ON Tl1E ISLANDS OF LOS ICOQUSS AND OIICIIILLA SllOULD EXPECT OCCASIONAL WIND OUSTS TU 35 MPH I N SQUALLS AS THE HURRICANE
PASSGS ABOUT 8 3 MILES TU TlllS NORTH 01' lllESE IShANDS THIS AFTERNOON.
ALL INI'ERISTS I N ARUDA AND CURACAO SIIOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WI'Ill LATEST INPORMATION I N CASE 1IURRICAND FLORA SIlOULD MOVE ON A MORE
WTXiTERLY COURSE.
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DASED ON RWONNAISSANCB AIRCRAIT R E M R T S IIURRICANE IWOllA AT 6 AM A S T . . . 1 0 0 0 2
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.4 NORTH LONGITUDE
64.2 WEST OR A w r r 190 STATUTI'. MKWSWEST 01' GRENADA AND SOME 4 9 0 srAwrE MILES SOUTII SOU'T~IWEST
OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO.
IT
IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTIIWST AllOUT 1 5 MPli AN0 I S EXPECTED TO O N T I N U L ON THIS COURSE AT M O U T THE SAME SPEED POR THE
M3XT 12 HOURS.
HIGHRST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 110 MPll WlZR A SMALL AREA NEAR I l l E CENTER. HURRICANE PORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD ABOUT 30
MILES IN TllR NORTllERN SEMICIRCLE AND GALES EXTEND OUlWARD 1 2 5 MILES 'LY) TIIB NORTI1 AND EAST AND ADOUT 50 M I L E 9 TO THE SOUTH AM,
WEST. L I T T L E CIIANCE I N SIZE OR INPBNSI'IY IS EXPECTlZD I)UAING TllE NEXT 12 IIOURS.
AT THE PRESENT TIME TllERE I S NO IFMEDIATE THREAT TO PUERTO RICO OR TllE VIRGIN ISLANDS.
ADVISORIES AND BULLETINS.
PEOPLE SHOULD KEBP I N
TOUCH WtTH LATEST
WlIPS I N THE PATll 01' IIURRICANE FLORA SllOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION, SMALL CRAFT I N TllE WINDWARD ISLANDS SllOULD REMAIN I N
FORT U N T I L WINDS AND SEAS SUBSIDE. SMALL C R A W I N l l l E SOUTH AMERICAN COASTAL ISLAND9 PROM ARllBA AND CURACAO EASWARD SHOULD
REMAIN I N SAPE IIARIIOUR.
TllE NEXT ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA WILL
DE ISSUED AT 9 AM AST
OB JSSUED DY
TllE SAN JUAN WEATIIER DUREAII AT 12 NOON A S T . . . 1 6 0 0 2 . . . A N D
A BULLETIN WlLL
HOOSE
SAN JUAN WEATHER DUREAU DULLETIN FOR PRESS RADIO AND TV 9 AM A W OCTODER 1, 1963.
GALE WARNIN% ARE CONTINUED FOR DIE ISLANDS OF LOS llERMANOS AN0 LA DLANQUILLA.
W B P L E ON TllE ISLANDS OF M S ROQUES' AND ORCllILLA SllOULD EXPECT OCCASIONAL SQUALLS WITH WIND GUSTS UP TO 3'5 MPH AS n O R A PASSES
TU TllE NORTH OF TllE ISLANDS THIS AITERNOON.
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AT 9 AM A S T . , . 1 3 0 0 2
HURRICANE FLORA WAS ESTIMATED TO DE CEWERED NEAR LATITUDE 1 2 . 6 N LONGITUDE 64.9 W OR ABOVT 425 STATUTE
MILES SOUTH SOUTliBAST OP SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO. THE HURRICANE CONTINUES TO WVI3 ON A WEST NORTHWEST COURSE AT AUOW 1 5 MPH.
L I T T L E CIlANoE I N DIRECTION OF MOTION OR SPEED IS EXPECTED I N TllE NEXT 12 HOURS.
I1IGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 110 MPI1 I N A SMALL AREA NEAR TllE CENTER WITll IIURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTENDING OU'IWARD AOOUT 30
MILES I N TllE NORTIIERN SEMICIRCLE. GALE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARIJ 125 MILES f N TllB NORTH AND EAST QUADRAWS AND ABOUT 50
MILES I N TIIE s o u ~ l iAND ms'r QUMRANTS. NO SIGNIPICANT ciiANcE I N SIZE OR INTENSITY IS EXPECTED DURING TIIE NEXT 12 HOURS.
ALL INTERESTS I N ARUBA AND CURACAO SllOULD KEEP IN TOUCH WITH LATEST ADVISORIES AND DULLETINS ON HURRICANE FLORA.
TliERE IS NO IMMEDIATE DANGER TO PUERTO RICO OR T l l E VIRGIN ISLANDS HOWEVER PEOPLE SHOULD LISTEN FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION
ON THE IRIRRICANG.
SMALL CRAP'r IN TllE WINDWARD 1SLAIII)S SlIOULD NOT VBNTURE FROM PORT UNTIL WINDS AND SEAS SUDSIDE.
AMERICAN COASTAL ISLANDS PROM ARUDA AM) CURACAO EASTWARD SIIOULD REMAIN I N PORT.
SMALL CRAFT I N THE SOUTH
THE NEXT ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA WILL DE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATIIER BUREAU AT 12 NOON AST.
llo0SE
A
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 5 FmRA 12 NOON AST OCTOBER I , 1963.
QALE WARNINGS ARE DISCONTINUED FOR TllC ISLANDS OF LOS HERMANOS ANI? L A B L N Q U I L L A
.
FROM VE'SSEL AND AIRCRAFT REPORTS T M l S MORNING HURRICANE TILORA WAS ESTIMATED TO IIE CENTERED AT 12 NOON...1600Z ..NEAR LATITUDE
1 2 . 9 N AND LONGITUDE 6 5 . 7 W OR AnOUT 4 0 0 STATUTE MILKS SOUTII OF SAN JUAN I'UERTO RICO AND 240 STATUTE MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
WILLEMSTAD CURACAO. P M R A CONTINUES MOVING TOWARD 'ME WEST NORTHWEST AI' I6 MNl AND I S EXPECTED TO CONTINUE I N THE SAME
DIRECTION AND AT TlIE SAME SPEED VOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 110 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND 30 MILES FROM THE
CENTER I N THE NORlllERN SEMICIRCLE. GALE FORCE WTNDS EXTEND OUTWARD 125 MILES I N THE NORTH AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 50 MILES I N
THE SOUTIWEST AREA. NO IMPORTANT CllANGE I N SIZr OR INTENSITY I S EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
THIS I S A SMALL AND WELL ORGANIZED HURRICANE.ON I T S PRESENT COURSE AND SPEED THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORA SHOULD PASS ABOUT
150 STATUTE MILES NORTll OF CURACAO ABOUT MIDNIGH'P TONIGHT.
SHIPPIM I N THE PA'CII O F HURRICANE FLORA SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION AND SMALL CRAFT IN THE LAS ORCHILLA AND M S ROQUES ISLANDS
SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT UNTIL TIIF: SEAS SUBSIDE.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU
5 PM AST.
AT 6 PM A S T . . . 2 2 0 0 2 . . . A N D A BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED AT
HIDOS
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU BULLETIN FOR PRESS RADIO AND TELEVISION 3 PM AST OCTOBER 1 , 1963.
PROM AIRCRAFT AND VESSEL REPORTS THIS AFTERNOON SMALL BUT WELL ORGANIZED HURRICANE FLORA I S ISTIMATED TO BE CENTERED AT 5 PM
AST
19002
NEAR LATITUDE 1 3 . 0 N AND LONGITUDE 6 6 . 4 W OR ABOUT 580 STATUTE MILES SOUTH OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO AND 200
STATUTE MILES EAST NORTIIEAST OF WILLEMSTAD CURACAO. FLORA I S MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST AT 16 MPH AND I S FORECAST TO
CONTINUE TllE WEST NORTHWEST DIRECTION AT THE SAME SPEED FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
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...
THERE ARE INDICATIONS AT THIS TIME THAT FLORA HAS I N T E N S I F I E D SLIGHTLY AND THE HIGHEST WINDS ARE NOW ABOUT 125 MPH NEAR THE
CENTER AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND ABOUT 30 MILES FROM THE CENTER I N THE NORTHERN SEMICIRCLE. GALE WINDS EXTEND 125 MILES
I N TllE NORTH AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 65 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRANTS. TIlE LOWEST PRESSURE I S NOW 28.76 INCHES,
FLORA ON ITS P R E S B ~COURSE AND SPEED SHOULD rAss 125 TO 150 MILES NORTH OF CURACAO SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIOHT TONIOHT.
THE PEOPLE
I N ARUBA CURACAO AND BONAIRE SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS HURRICANE AS WINDS UP TO 25 To 35 MPH I N
SQUALLS ARE INDICATED A SHORT DISTANCE NORTH OF THESE ISLANDS LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
SMALL CRAIT I N TI16 ORCllILLA AND LOS ROQUES ISLANDS SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT UNTIL THE SEAS SUBSIDE AND SMALL CRAFT I N ARUBA
CURACAO AND BONAIRE SHOULD NOT VENTURE FAR PROM PORT.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 6 PM AST AND A BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED AT 9 PM AST.
HIGGS
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU IIURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 6 FLORA 6 PM AST OCTOBER 1, 1963.
LATITUDE
FROM VESSEL AND AIRCRAFT REPORTS T H I S AFTERNOON HURRICANE FLORA WAS ESTIMATED TO BE CENTERED AT 6 PM AST...2200Z...NEAR
1 5 . 4 N AND LONGITUDE 66.8 W OR 360 STATUTE MILES ALMOST DUE SOUTH OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO AND 185 STATUTE MILES NORTHEAST OF
WILLEMSTAD CURACAO, I T I S MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST AT 14 MPH AND I S EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ON THE SAME COURSE AT A
SLIGHTLY SLOWER SPEED DURING 171E NEXT 12 HOURS.
HIOHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 125 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 30 MILES
PROM THE CENTER I N ALL QUADRANTS. GALES EXTEND OUWARD 135 MILES I N THE NORTH SEMICIRCLE AND 80 MILES I N THE SOUTHERN
SEMICIRCLE. NO IMPORTANT CHANGE I N S I Z E OR INTENSITY IS EXPECTED DURINO THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
THIS I S A DANOEROUS AND WELL ORGANIZED HURRICANE. ON ITS PRESENT COURSE AND SPEED THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORA SHOULD PASS
ABOUT 175 STATUTE MILES NORTH OF CURACAO AT DAYBREAK WEDNESDAY.
S H I P P I N G I N THE PATH OF THE HURRICANE SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 12 MIDNIGHT AST
ISSUED AT 9 PM AST.
ZIMMER
5
...0400Z...AND A BULLETIN WILL BE
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU BULLETIN FUR P R E S S RADIO AND TElGVISTflN 9 PM AST OCTODE8 1 , 1963.
HURRICANE FLORA HAS BEEN UNDER CONSTANT 5IURVEILLANCE BY RDCONNAISSANCK AIRCRAFC DURING THE EVENING AND AT 9 PM AST IS ESTIMATED
TO BE LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.8 N M W I T U D E 6 7 . 5 W.
TI319 POSITION IS APPROXIMATELY 350 STATUTE MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF SAN
JUAN PUERTO R I C O AND 170 STATUTE MILES NOR'I'llEAW OF W[LLEMSTAD CURACAO. I T I S W V I N G TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST AT 14 MPH AND
19 EXPECTED To MAINTAIN ITS PRESENT SPEED AND DIRECTION FUR l l \ E NEXT 6 ItOUHS.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 125 MPA OVER A SMALL ARCA NEAR THE CENTER. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD ABOUT 30 M I L E 8
FROM THE CENTER I N ALL QUAURAWTS AND GALE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 135 MILES TO THE NORTH AND EAST AND 80 MILES TU THE SOunl
AND WEST. SOME SLIOHT INCREASE I N S I Z E IS ANTICIPATED DlJRItlG TllE NEXT 6 HOURS.
HURRICANE VLORA IS AN INFENSE AND DANcEROdS tIIJP3ICAN6 AND THERE ARE IWDICATIONS THAT ITS STRONO WIND P I E L D WILL SPREAD To O V E R
A GREATER AREA.
S H I P P I N G I N ITS PAW SIWULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE PRESENC COURSE AND SPEED OF 1HE HURRICANC WILL CARRY I T TO A POSITION ABOUT 175 STATUTE MILES NORTH OF WILLEHSTAD CURACAO BY
DAYBREAK TONORROW. THIS IS TOO PAR NORTH TO ILFFECX THE ISLAND ALTHOUGH SOME HEAVY SURF IS POSSIBLE LATE TOMORROW.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUT,D BY TllE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 12 MIDNIGlTJ! AST.
DAVIS
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 7 PLORA 12 MIDNIGHT AST OCM)BER 2, 1963.
...
AT 12 MIDNIGHT AST...WOOZ
HURRICANE FLORA WAS ESTIMATED TO BE WCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.9 N LONGITUDE 67.9 W OR ABOUT 340
STATUTE MILES SOUTH SOUTIWEST OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO AND 160 STATUTE MILES NORTHEAST OF WILLEMSAD CURACAO. I T IS M3VINQ
MWARD THE WEST NORTIWEST AT ABOUT 14 MPH AND IS EXPECI'ED TO CONTINUE ON THE SA??E COURSE AT THE S A W SPEED FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS,
RECONNAISSANCE A I R C M I r T REPORTS DURING TllE EVENING INDICATE THAT HURRICANE PLORA I S AN INTENSE AND DANGEROUS HURRICANE AND THAT
I T HAS INCREASED SLIGllTLY I N S I Z E . I T S STRONG WIND P I E L D NOW COVERS A LARGER AREA THAN AT ANY TIME SINCE ITS FORMATION.
HIGIIEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TU BE 125 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 40 MILES To
THE NORTH AND EAST AND 20 MILES TO THE SOU'PII AND WEST. GALE PORCE WINDS EXTEND 140 MILES I N THE NORTH AND EAST AND 80 MILES I N
L I m E FURTIIER CllANGE I N S I Z E OR INTENSITY I S ANTICIPATED DURING THE NEXT 12 IIOURS.
THE SOUTH AND WEST.
HURRICANE FLORA I S S T I L L LOCATED TN CENTRAL CARIDDEAN WATERS AND DOES NOT OPPER AN I M E D I A T E THREAT FROMlllGH WINDS TO ANY LAM)
AREA. somixr HIGIIER THAN NORMAL TIDES MAY BE EXPECTED TONIGHT AND TOMORROW mffi THE SOUTH COAST OF ~ R T ORLCO AND
VENEZUELAN COASTAL AREAS AND ISLANDS PROM BONAIRE TO ARUBA. HEAVY SWELLS WILL ALSO BE DEVELOPING FROM TllE HURRICANE AND THE
INDICATED COASTAL AREAS ARE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE HIGH SURF ON WEDNESDAY.
THE PRESENT COURSE AND SPEED OF HURRICANC PLORA WILL CARRY I T TO A POSITION APPROXIMATELY 250 STATUTE M L E S SOWl'H OF SANTO
DOMINO0 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BY NOON WEDNESDAY.
S H I P P I N G I N THE PATH OF THIS DANGEROUS HURRICANE SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY TliE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 6 AM A S T . . . 1 0 0 0 Z
...AND A BULLETIN
WILL BE ISSUED AT 3 AM AST.
DAVIS
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU UULLETIN POR PRESS RADIO AND TV 3 AM AST OCTOBER 2, 1963.
HURRICANE P M R A I S CONTINUING ITS STEADY WEST NORTHWESIWARD MOVEMENT THROUGH TllE CARIBBEAN AT ABOUT 14 MPH. AT 3 AM AST
THIS
0700Z...ON TIlE BMIS OF RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT REPORTS I T WAS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR LATITUDE 14.2 N LONGITUDE 68.4 W.
POSITION IS ABOUT 340 STATUTE MILES SOUTIWEST OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO AND 155 STATUTE MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF WILLEMSTAD
CURACAO. FLORA IS EXPECTED TO POLLOW ITS PRESENT COURSE AT THE SAME SPEED DURING THE NEXT 1 2 HOURS.
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L I ~ CHANGE
E
HAS OCCURRED IN THE HURRICANES WN
ID
FIELD SINCE MIDNIGHT.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 124 MPH OVER A SMALL
AREA NeAR DIE CENTER. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 40 MILES I N TllE NORTH AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 20 M I L E S I N THE SOUTH
AND WEST QUADRANTS. GALES EXTEND 140 MILES TO TllE NORTH AND EAST AND 80 MILES TO THE SOUTH AND WEST. NO S I G N I F I C A N T CHANOE I N
S I Z E OR INTENSITY IS ANTICIPATED DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
THE PRESENT COURSE AND SPEED OP TllE HURRlCANE WILL CARRY I T TO A POSITION APPROXIMATELY 250 STATUTE MILES SOUTH OF SANIO DOMINO0
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DY NOOW WEDNESDAY. SINCE T H I S COURSE I S THROUGH CENTRAL CARIBBEAN WATERS THERE I S NO IMMEDIATE DAWER TO ANY
LAND AREA. SOMEWHAT HIGHER THAN NORMAL V I D E S MAY BE EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY ALONG THE SOUTH COAST OF P U E R M RICO AND THE
VENEZUELAN COASTAL AREAS AND ISLANDS PROM BONAIRE TO ARUBA. PEOPLE I N THE ABOVE MENTIONED AREAS SHOULD ALSO BE ON THE ALERT
WEDNESDAY POR THE P O S S I B I L I T Y OF HIGH SURF DUE TO HURRICANE SWELLS.
S H I P S I N THE PATH OF HURRICANE FLORA SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AS T H I S IS A WELL ORGANIZED AND DANGEROUS STOW.
THE NEXT ADVISORY ON IIURRICANE PLQRA WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 6 AM A S T . . . 1 0 0 0 2 .
DAVI S
SAN
JUAN WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMDER
8 FLORA 6 AM AST OCTOUER 2 , 1 9 6 3 .
QALE WARNINQS ARE EFFECTIVE T l l I S AFTI?RNOON FOR 11lE PEN1 NSll LA 01' BARAHONA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND EFFECTIVE TONIQHT
PENINSULA PRESQUE I S L E DU SUDOUESTE I N H A I T I .
THE
ON ITS PRESENT COURSE HURRICANE FLORA WILL PASS AIIOUT 120 STATUTE MILES sourii OP IYIE PENINSULA OF BARAHONA EARLY MNIQHT
AND
LESS THAN 100 STATUTE MILES SOUTH OF V I E PENINSULA PRESQUE ISLE nu SUTX)UI"STE i i A I n TIIURSDAY MORNING.
PEOPLE I N THESE AREAS
SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST WINDS UP TU 5 5 MPll AND HEAVY RAINS, PERSONS L I V I N G CLOSE TO THE BEACHES OR LOW L n N Q AREAS
SllOULD ALSO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST S1Y)RM TIDES 5 TO
FEET ABOVE NORMAL AND DANGEROllS SURF AND MOVE TO HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
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RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT REPORTS INDICATE TllAT IIURRICANE FLORA I S CENTERED AT 6 AM AST
10002...NEAR LATITUDE 1 4 . 6 NORTH
LONQITUDE 6 8 . 8 WEST OR ABOUT 330 STATUTE MILES SOUTIIWEST OP SAN JUAN PUERTO R I G 0 AND SOME 180 STATUTE MILES NORTH O F WILLEMSTAD
CURACAO. I T I S M)VING TOWARD THE WlSST NOIITIIWST AT 14 MPH AND I S FORECAST TO CONTINUE WEST NORTHWEST AT ABOUT THE SAME SPEED
FOR TlIE NEXT 12 IIOURS.
HIGllEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 125 MPll OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER. IIURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUrWARD 4 0 MILES I N
TllE NORTll AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 20 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRANTS. GALES EXTEND 140 MILES TO THE NORTH AND EAST AND
80 MILES To 1118 SOUTll AND WST. SOME ADDITIONAL INCREASE I N SIZE AN0 INTENSITY I S EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
PEOPLE ON THE YOUTH COAST O F PUERTO RICO AND TllE ISLANDS O F BONAIRE CURACAO AND ARUBA SHOULD EXPECC HIGHER THAN M)RMAL TIDES
PERSONS I N LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE COAST SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.
TODAY WITH DANGEROUS SURF.
THIS I 8 A WELL DEVELOPED AND DANGEROUS HURRICANE AND S H I P S I N THE PATH OF FLORA SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT ADVISORY ON IIURRICANE FLORA WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATIlER BUREAU AT 1 2 NOON AST...1600Z...AND
DE ISSUED AT 9 AM AST.
A BULLETIN WILL
HOOSE
SAN JUAN WEATIIBR RUREAU IIURRICANE BULLETIN FOR PRESS RADIO AND TV 9 AM AST OCTOBER 2, 1963.
GALE WARNINGS ARE EFFECTIVE TllIS AtTERNOON FOR TllE PENINSULA OF BARAIIONA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND ARE EFFECTIVE 1Y)NIQHT FOR THE
PENINSULA PRESQUE I S L E DU SUWUESTE I N I I A I T I .
AT 9 AM AST...lJOOZ...IlURRICANE
FLORA WAS ESTIMATED TO BE LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 1 4 . 8 NORTll LONGITUDE 6 9 . 4 WEST OR ABOUT 340
STATUTE MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO. THE IIURRICANE CONTINUES TO MOVE WEST NORTllWEST AT ABOUT 14 MFII. LITCLE CHANQE
I N DIRECTION OR SPEED O F TllE 1lURRICANE I S EXPECTED I N TIlE NFXT 1 2 HOURS.
HIGllEST WINDS ARE ADOUT 125 MPll OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 40 MILES TO THE
NORTH AND EAST AND ABOUT 20 MILES I N TllE SOUTll AND WEST. GALE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 140 MILES TO THE NORTH AND EAST AND
8 0 MILES I N TllE SOUTH AN0 WEST.
HURRICANE n O R A ON ITS PRESENT PATI1 IS EXPECTED TO PASS ABOUT 120 STATUTE MILES SOUTH O F THE PENINSULA O F BARAHONA.EARLY TONIQHT
AND L E S S THAN 100 STATUTE MIL1I.S SOUTll O F 1116 PENINSULA PRESQUE I S L E DU SUWUESTE I N H A I T I THURSDAY MORNINQ. ALL PERSONS I N
THESE AREAS SllOULD TAKE I M D I A T E PRECAUTIONS AGAINST GALE FORCE WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS. PEOPLE NEAR T11F BEACHES SHOULD EVACUATE
U I W LYING AREAS AS STORM T I D E S W I L L REACll 5 TO 8 W E T ABOVE NORMAL AS THE HURRICANE PASSES.
HIGlfER THAN NORMAL T I D E S AND DANOEROUS SURF WILL OCCUR ALONG THE SOUTH COAST O F THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC EAST O F THE PENINSULA
O F DARAHONA DEQINNINQ LATE TllIS AFTERNOON.
PEOPLE WAR THE BEACHES AND I N LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MOVE
TO HIGHER ORDUND.
PEOPLE ON THE SOUTH COAST O F PUERTO RICO AND ON TIlE ISLANDS O F BONAIRE CURACAO AND ARUBA SHOULD EXPECT HIGHER THAN NORMAL T I D E S
TODAY.
SMALL CRAFT I N SOUTHERN WMINICAN REPUBLIC AND H A I T I SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT,
TIlE NEXT ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA W I L L BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 1 2 N O W AST...16002
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SAN JUAN WEATUER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVlSORY NUMBER 9 FLORA 1% NOON OGPOBER 2, 1963.
HURRICANE WARNINGS ARE INDICATED FOR THE SOUTHERN P E N I H S U U OP H A I T I WEST OF JACMEL. GALE WARNINGS ARE C H M E D TO WHOLE QALB
WARNINGS EAST OF JACMEL TU ISLA BEATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ANTI GALE WARNINGS EAST OF ISLA BEATA TO PUNTA PALENQUE.
ON ITS PRESENT COURSE HURRICANE FLORA SItOULD PASS ADOUT 100 MLLES SOUTH OF I S L A BEATA ABOUT 9 0'CU)CK TONIGHT AND ABoW 30 M I L E 3
SOUTH OF LES CAYES H A I T I AT NOON THURSDAY. PEOPLE L I V I N G ALONG THE BEACHES AND LOW AREAS FROM THE PENINSULA OF B M O N A
WESTWNU) TO TIBURON ON THE SOUTHERN PENINSULA OF H A I T I SHOULD BEGIN TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AND SEEK SAFETY BEFORE I T IS TOO LATE.
T I D E S 8 TO 10 FEET ARE EXPECTED I N THE AREAS WEST OF LSLA BEATA AND 7 To 8 FEET PROM I S L A BEATA To CAPE LENQUE AND 4 M 9 PEET
ABOVE NORMAL FROM POINT PALENQUE EASTWARD TO CAPE KNGANO DDMINICAN REPUBLIC.
PEOPLE IN THE AREA WEST OF JACMEL H A I T I SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HURRICANE FORCE WINDS HIGH T I D E S AND SURF AND
MRRENTI AL RAINS ,
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AT 12 NOON...16002
HURRICANE FLORA WAS ESTIMATED To BE CENTERED NEAK LATITUDE 1 5 . 0 N AND LONGITUDE 7 0 . 0 W OR ABOUT 240
STATUTE MILES SOUTH OF S m O DOMINGO C I T Y DOMINICAN REPURLIC AND 360 STATUTE MILES SOUTHWEST OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO. I T
CONTINUES WINO TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWESI' AT 16 MPH AND I S PY)RECAS'P TO W N T I N U E THE SAME DIRECTION AND AT THE SAME SPEED FOR
THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE NOW ESTIMATED TO BE 140 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER.
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND 50 MILES TO THE
NORTH AND EAST AND 25 MILES TO THE SOUTll AND WEST. GALE FORCE WINDS EXTEND 175 MILES FROM THE CENTER I N THE NORTH AND EAST
QUADRANTS AND 100 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRANTS. NO IMPORTANT OUWOE I N S I Z E AND INTENSITY I S EXPECI'ED DURING "HE NEXT
12 IIOURS.
ROUGH SEAS AND T I D E S ADOVE THE NORMAL ARE OCCURRINQ ALONQ THE SOUTH COAST OF PUERTO RICO AND THE PEOPLE SHOULD KEEP AWAY FROM
THE BEACHES AND LOW L n N G AREAS.
FLORA POSES A TNREAT TO JAMAICA AND ORIllNTA PROVINCE O F CUBA AT T H I S TIME AND SMALL CRAFT I N THIS AREA AND I N THE JAMAICA
CHANNEL H A I T I AND WINDWARD PASSAGE SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR TODAY AND TONIGHT. SMALL CRAPT ALONG THE SOUTH COAST O P PUERTO RICO
AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT UNTIL THE SEAS SUBSIDE.
ALL INTEREST I N THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC H A I T I JAMAICA AND ORIENTA PROVINCE CUBA SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH THB LATEST ADVISORIES
AND BULLETINS TODAY AND TIIURSDAY.
FLORA I S A VERY DANOEROUS IIURRICANE AND LOWEST PRESSURE REPORTED I S 968 MILLIBARS OR 28.59 INCHES. I W D I A T E SAPETY
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE STARTED UY TlIE PEOPLE I N THE SOUTHERN PENINSULA OF H A I T I AND THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF PENINSULA OF
BARAHONA
.
S H I P P I N O I N THE PATH OP HURRICANE PLORA SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 6 PM A S T . . . 2 2 0 0 2
3 PM AST.
AND A BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED AT
HIGGS
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU BULLETIN FOR PRESS RADIO AND TELEVISION 3 PM OCTOBER 2, 1963.
HURRICANE WARNINGS ARE I N EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN PENINSULA OF H A I T I WEST OF JACMEL. WHOLE GALE WARNINGS ARE CONTINUED EAST OF
JACMEL To ISLA BEATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND GALE WARNINGS EAST O F I S L A BEATA TO PUNTA PALENQUE.
PEOPLE I N THE AREA OF THE HURRICANE WARNINGS SIIOULD BEGIN IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS AND SEEK PLACES OF SAFETY BEFORE I T I S TOO LATE,
T I D E S 8 TO 10 W E T AIK)VE NORMAL ARE EXPCCTED FROM I S L A BEATA WESTWARD To THE L E S CAYES AREA AS FLORA PASSES. T I D E S OF 6 TO 8
W E T ARE FORECAST I N THE BAYS ON THE EAST COAST OF THE PENINSULA O F BARAHONA TO PUNTA PALENQUE AND 3 TO 4 FEET ABOVE N O W L EAST
LOW LYING BEACHES WILL BE FLOODED AND THE PEOPLE SHOULD MOVE OFF THE
OF PUNTA PALENQUE TO CAB0 ENGANO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
BEACHES IMMeDIATELY AND BE READY FOR QUICK ACTION SHOULD THE AREA OF GALE AND WHOLE GALE WARNINGS BE CHILNCED TO HURRICANE
WARNINGS.
HEAVY RAINS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE PENINSULA OF BARAHONA AND H A I T I AND PRECAUTIONS AGAINST POSSIBLE FLOODS SHOULD BE TAKEN I N
THESE AREAS. ALL INl'ERESTS I N HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC I N THE AREA OF THE HURRICANE AND WHOLE GALE WARNINGS ARE URGED
TO BEGIN IMMEDIATE PREPARATIONS FOR WINDS OF HURRICANE FORCE HIGH T I D E S AND SURF AND TORRENTIAL RAINS. IMMEDIATE S T E P S SHOULD
BE TAKEN AGAINST THE ROUGH SEAS AND HIGll T I D E S AND THE PEOPLE SHOULD KEEP AWAY FROM THE BEACHES AND LOW AREAS ALONG THE SOUTH
COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, FLORA I S A LARGE AND DANGEROUS HURRICANE AND IT IS NOT Too EARLY To START PREPARATIONS AND
TAKE ALL PREC(WTI0NS NOW.
PEOPLE ALONG THE SOUTH COAST OF PUERTO R I C O SlIOULD KEEP OFF THE BEACHES UNTIL THE SEAS SUBSIDE.
AT 3 PM AST THE CENTER 017 HURRICANE FLORA I S ESTIMATED TO BE LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 1 5 . 3 N AND LONGITUDE 7 0 . 5 W OR 220 STATUTE
I T IS MOVING WEST NORTHWEST ABOUT 14 MPH AND I S EXPECTED TO WWTINUE I N THE SAME
DIRECTION AND AT THE SAME SPEED FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF SANTO DOMINGO C I T Y ,
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 140 MPH NEAR THE CENTER AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND 50 MILES I N THE NORTH AND EAST QUADRANTS
AND 25 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRANTS. GALE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 175 MILES I N THE NORTH AND EAST AND 100 MILES I N THE
SOUTH AND WEST.
FLORA I S NOW A THREAT TU JAMAICA AM) ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA AND INTERESTS I N THESE AREAS SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WIiV THE LATEST
INFORMATION ON THIS HURRICANE TODAY AND THURSDAY.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE I S S U E D BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 6 PM AND BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED AS NEW INFORMATION
I S RECEIVED.
HIGGS
SAN JUAN WEATllER BUREAU BULLETIN FOR PRESS RADIO ANI) TELIIVISION 5 PM OCTOBER 2 , 1903.
HURRICANE WARNINGS REMAIN I N EFFECT FOR 11IE SOVPllI~llN PIIN1NSUI.A 01' H A I T I WEST O F .JACMEL. WllOLE GALE WARNINGS ARE CONTINUED
EAST OF JACMEL To I S L A BEATA WMINICAN REI'UDLZC AND CALI: WARNINGS EAST OF I S L A REATA 1 0 PUNTA PALENQW.
PEOPLE I N THE AREA O F T I f B HUHRICANLl WARNINGS SllOULD 1MMBI)JATIiLY IIEGIN TAKING PRECAUTIONS AND SEEK PLACES OP SAFETY BEFORE I T
IS TOO LATE.
T I D E S 8 1'0 10 FEET ABOVE NORMAL ARE EXPECTED PROM I S L A BEATA h'ES'LWARD TO TllE L E S CAYES.AREA AS FLORA PASSES. T I D E S OF 6 To 8
FEET k E FORECAST I N TIIE BAYS ON l l l E C,AST COAST OF 11113 PENINSULA OF BARAHONA TO PUNTA PALENQUE AND 3 To 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
LAST OF PUNTA PALENQUE 1Y) CABOENGANO DOMINICAN REPUULIC. LOW LYING BEACHES WILL BE FLWDED AND THE PEOPLE SIIOULD MOVE OFF THE
BEACHES IMMEDIATELY AND DE READY FOR QUICK ACTION SIIOUI~II TllE AREA 01' GALE AND WIIOLE GALE WARNINGS BE CHANGED To HURRICANE
WARNINGS,
HEAVY RAINS ARE EXPECTED OVER TIIE PENINSULA 01' RANUIONA AND H A I T I AND PRECAUTIONS AGAINST POSSIBLE FLOODS SHOULD BE TAKEN I N
THESE AREAS, ALL INTERliSTS I N IIAITI AND TIIE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC I N TllE AREA OF THE HURRICANE AND WHOLE GALE WARNINQS ARE URQED
TO DEGIN I M D I A T E PREPARATIONS FOR WINDS 01' IIURRICANE IaQRCZ HIGH T I D E S AND SURF AND TORRENTIAL RAINS. IMMEDIATE STEPS SHOULD
BE TAKEN AGAINST TllE ROUCll SEAS AND IIIGll T I D E S AND TI16 PEOPLE SHOULD KEEP AWAY FROM THE BEACHES AND LOW AREAS ALONG THE SOUTH
COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. FLORA IS A LARGE AND DANGEROUS HURRICANE AND I T I S NOT M O EARLY TO START PREPARATION AND
TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS NOW,
ROUGH SEAS CONTINUE ALONG TllE SOUTll COAST OF P U E R M RICO AND PEOPLE I N THIS AREA SHOULD KEEP OFF THE BEACHES UNTIL THE SEAS
SUBSIDE,
HURRICANE FLORA CONTINUES MOVING TOWARD TllE WEST NORTHWEST AT 14 MPll AND IS EXPECTED
SPEED POR TIlE NEXT 12 IIOURS.
To CONTINUE THE SAME DIRECTION AT THE SAME
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATEI) AT 140 MPll NEAR TIIE CENTER AND IIURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND 50 MILES I N TIIE NORTH AND EAST QUADRANTS
AND 25 MILES I N TllB SOU'I'II AND WES'P QUADRANTS. GALE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 175 MILES I N TllE NORTH AND EAST AND 100 MILES I N THE
SOUTH AND WEST.
FLORA I S NOW A THREAT TU JAMAICA AND ORIICNTE PROVINCE CUBA AND INTERESTS I N THESE AREAS SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH THE LATEST
INFORMATION ON TllIS IIURRICANE TODAY AND THURSDAY,
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THB SAN JUAN WEATIIER BUREAU AT 6 PM AND BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED AS NEW INFORMAfION
IS RECEIVED.
HIGGS
SAN JUAN WEATIIER BUREAU IIURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 10 FLORA 6 PM OCTOBER 2 , 1963.
HURRICANE WARNINGS ARE I N EFFECT I'OR TI113 SOUTllBRN PENINSULA OF IIAITI WEST OF JACMEL. WIOLE GALE WARNINGS ARE CONTINUED EAST OF
JACMEL TO I S L A BEATA DOMINICAN IIIWUDLIC ANU GALE WARNINGS EAST O F ISLA BEATA To PUNTA PALENQUE.
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IIURIIICANE PLORA WAS ESTIMATED TO BE CEN'IXRED NEAR LATITUDE 1 5 . 3 N AND LONGITUDE 7 0 . 6 W OR ABOUT 220 STATUTE
AT 6 PM AST
MILES SOUTH SOUTIWEST OF SANTO DOMINO CITY DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. r r IS STILL MOVING WST NORTHWEST BUT ITS FORWARD WTION HAS
SLOWED TU 10 MPII. I T IS FORECAST TO MOVE ON A NORTIIWESTERLY COURSE AT ABOUT THE SAME SPEED lIOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 140 MPll NEAR TllE CENTER AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS E X m N D 50 MILES TO TllE NORTH AND EAST AND
25 MILES To THE SOUl'lI AND WEST QUADRANTS. GALE FORCE WINDS EXlTND OUWARD 175 MILES I N THE NORTH AND EAST AND 100 MILES I N THE
SOUTH AND WES'P QUADRANTS.
NO 1MM)RTANT CllANGE I N S I Z E AND INTENSITY I S EXPECTED DURING TllE NEXT 12 HOURS.
ON ITS PRESENT COURSE HURRICANE FLORA SllOULD PASS WITllIN 50 MILES SOUTH OF L E S CAYES I I A I T I ABOUT 8 O'CLOCK THURSDAY NIGHT,
PEOPLE I N 11IE AREA O F l l l E HURRICANE WARNINGS SllOULD BEGIN IMMEDIATI!. PRECAUTIONS AND SEEK PLACES OF SAFETY. T I D E S OF 8 To 10 FEET
ABOVE NORMAL ARE EXPECTED PROM I S L A BEATA WESTWARD TO TllE L E S CAYES AREA AS FLORA PASSES. T I D E S O F 6 TO 8 WET ARE FORECE,-T I N
TIIE BAYS ON TllE BAST COAST OF TllE PENINSULA OF UARAIIONA TO PUNTA PALENQUE WMINICAN REPUBLIC AND 3 To 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL EAST OF
PUNTA PALENQUE TO CAB0 ENGANO WMINICAN REPUBLIC. LOW LYING DEACIIES WILL BE FLOODED AND THE PEOPLE SllOULD MOVE OFF THE BEACHES
IMMEDIATELY AND BE READY FOR QUICK ACTION SllOULD TllE AREA OF GALE AND WllOLE GALE WARNINGS BE CHANGED TO HURRICANE WARNINGS.
ALONG THE SOUTH COAST OF PUERTO R I C O PEOPLE SHOULD KEEP OFF THE BEACllES UNTIL THE SEAS SUBSIDE.
HEAVY RAINS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE SOUTllERN SECTIONS O F DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND H A I T I AND PRECAUTIONS AGAINST POSSIBLE FLOOD SHOULD
BE TAKEN I N THESE AREAS. ALL INTERLSCS I N I I A I T I AND TIlB DOMINICAN REPUBLIC I N TllE AREA OF TllE HURRICANE AND WHOLE GALE WARNINGS
ARE URGED TO CONTINUE PREPARATION FOR WINDS OF IIURRICANE FORCE IlIGll T I D E S AND SURP AND MRRENTIAL RAINS. FLORA I S A LARGE AND
DANGEROUS HURRICANE AND PREPARATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BEGIN IMMEDIATELY
.
FLORA POSES A TIIREAT TO JAMAICA AND ORIENTII PROVINCE OF CURA AT T I I I S TIME ANS SMALL CRAFf I N THIS AREA AND I N THE JAMAICA CHANNEL
H A I T I AND WINDWARD PASSAGE SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. SMALL CRAFT ALONG THE SOUTH COAST OF DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC AND P U E R M R I C O SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT UNTIL THE SEAS SUBSIDE.
S l l I P P f N G I N TllE PATll OF HURRICANE PLORA SllOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISOI7Y WILL DE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 12 PM MIDNIGHT...04002...AND
AS NEW INFORMATION I S RECEIVED.
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A BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU BULLETIN EOR PRESS RADIO AND TELITVISION 7 PM OCPOIIRR 2 , 1 9 6 3 .
THE LATEST REPORTS PROM AIRCRAIT SHOW HURRICANE FLORA HAS SWWED ITS FORWARD SPEED TO ABOUT 9 MPH.
INTERPRETED THAT FLORA I S BEGINNING A SLOW CHANGE TO A MORE NORTIIMSTERLY COURSE.
T H I S SLOW DOWN COULD BE
PEOPLE I N THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SHOULD BE READY TO TAKE QUICK ACTION TONIGHT SHOULD A CHANDE TO A NORTHWESTERLY COURSE BE
V E R I F I E D BY LATER AIRCRAFT REPORTS T H I S EVENING,
REPORTS FROM THE DOMINICAN REPYBLIC SHOW HEAVY SEAS AND SURF ARE NOW POUNDING THE SOUTH COAST OF THAT COUNTRY AND THESE WILL
INCREASE DURINQ THE N]LGHT. THE PEOPLE SHOULD KEEP O P F THE BEACHES AND AWAY FROM LOW AREAS.
THE PEOPLE LIVING ON THE SOUTH COASTAL AREAS OF H A I T I SHOULD NOT RELAX THEIR VIGILENCE AND CONTINUE THEIR PREPARATIONS AGAINST
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS HIGH T I D E S OF 8 TO 10 FEET ABOVE NORMAL I N BAYS AND IlARBORS AM FOR HEAVY RAINS LIKELY TO CAUSE FLOODS ON
THURSDAY.
FLORA IS A LARGE AND DANOEROUS STORM AND I N ITS PRESENT POSITION AND
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND H A I T I ,
m, SL(IWIN0 O F
ITS FORWARD SPEEQ PRESENTS A REAL DANOER TU
SAFETY MEASURES SHOULD BE CONTINUED THROUGHOUT THE PENINSULA OF BARAHONA AND PRESQUE I S L E DU SUWUESTE.
HIQGS
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU BULLETIN FOR PRESS R M I O AND TV 9 PM AST OCTOBER 2 , 1963.
HURRICANE WARNINGS ARE I N EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHERN PENINSULA O F H A I T I WEST O F JACMEL. WHOLE GALE WARNINGS ARE CONTINUED EAST OF
JACMEL To I S L A 1EATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND GALE WARNINGS EAST O F I S L A BEATA TO PUNTA PALENQUE.
FLORA W A S ESTIMATED To BE CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 1 5 . 6 N LONGITUDE 7 0 . 9 W OR ABOVT 210 STATUTE
AT 9 PM AST..OlOOZ..HURRICANE
MILES SOUTH [email protected] OF S A W 0 WMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. I T I S W I N O BETWEEN WEST NORTHWEST AND NORTHWEST ABOUT 10 MPH.
DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS A NORTHWESTERLY COURSE AT THE SAME SPEED I S ANTICIPATED.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 140 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 50 MILES TU
THE NORTH AND EA8T AND 25 MILES [email protected] THE SOUTH AND WEST. GALES EXTEND OUTWARD 175 MILES TO THE NORTH AND EAST AND 100 MILES To
THE SOUTH AND WEST. L I T P L E CHANGE I N S I Z E OR INTENSITY I S EXPECTED DURINO THE NEXT 1 2 HOURS.
PEOPLE I N THE AREA OP HURRICANE WARNINGS SHOULD BEGIN IMMEDIATE PREPARATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF L I F E AND PROPERTY AGAINST
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS TORRENTIAL RAIN T I D E S E TU 10 FEET ABOVE NORMAL AND EXTREMELY HEAVY SURF. PEOPLE EAST O F THE HURRICANE
WARNING AREA SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AGAINST WHOLE GALE OR QALE FORCE WINDS HEAVY RAINS AND ABNORMALLY HIQH TIDES.
THE HEAVY SURF MAY BE EXPECTED ALONG THE ENTIRE SOUTHERN COAST O F IlAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. PEOPLE SllOULD KOVE O F F THE
BEACHES AND AWAY FROM LOW LYINO AREAS, PRECAUTIONS SHOULD ALSO BE TAKEN AGAINST FLOODING OF LOW LYING INLAND AREAS DUE TO HEAVY
RAINS,
ON ITS PRESENT COURSE AND WITH ITS LOW FORWARD SPEED THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORA I S EXPECTED TO PASS CLOSE TO THE WESTERN T I P
O F THE HAITIAN PENINSULA LATE THURSDAY EVENING. WHILE THE HURRICANE CENTER I S STILL ABOUT 24 HOURS AWAY I T IS NOT TOO EARLY TO
TAKE PRECAUTIONS AS THE STRONQ WINDS HEAVY RAIN AND HIGH T I D E S WILL PRECEDE THE CENTER BY MANY HOURS.
ALONO THE SOUTH COAST O F P U E R W RICO PEOPLE SHOULD REMAIN O F F THE BEACHES UNTIL THE SEAS SUBSIDE.
FLORA STILL POSES A THREAT TO JAMAICA AND ORIENTE PROVINCE O F CUBA AT T H I S TIME AND SMALL CRAFT I N THESE AREAS AND I N THE
JAMAICA CHANNEL AND WINDWARD PASSAGE SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. SMALL CRAFT ALONG THE SOUTH COAST OF PUERM
R I C O SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT I N ADDITION TO THOSE I N THE AREAS O F WARNING,
FLORA
IS A WELL ORQANIZED AND DANGEROUS tNRRICANE AND ALL S H I P P I N O I N ITS PATH SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION,
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 12 MIDNIGHT AST...AND BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED AS NEW
INFORMATION I S RECEIVED.
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SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 11 FLORA I 2 MlDNICII'I' A S T OCTOBER 3 , 1 9 6 3 .
HURRICANE WARNINGS ARE I N
EFFECT .FROM BAHIA NEIBA T
PLATA.
CT FOR TIIK IIAI'TXAN PENINSIIIA WI
I L E DE LA TOI1TW NORTII OF I I A I T I .
A DEAI'A.
WHOLE GALE WARNINGS ARE I N
CT FROM SANTO WMINGO C I T Y TO P U E R m
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AT MIDNIGHT A S T . . . O ~ O O Z
IIURRICANE YLORA WAS ESTLMATED '1'0 BE NEAR LATITUDE 1S.b: N LONGITUDE 7 1 . 1 W OR ADOUT 200 STATUTE MILES
SOUTH SOUTIIWEST OF SANTO DOMINCO C I T Y DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AN0 210 STAl'UTB MILES SOUTIl SOUTllEAST OF PORT AU PRINCE H A I T I . I T Is
MOVING TOWARD TIIE NORTHWE.9 AT 9 MPH AND I S EXPECTED M CONTINUE AT ITS PRESENT SPEED DURING THE NEXT 1 2 HOURS BUT WITH A
SLIQHTLY MORE NORTIIERLY DIRECTIONAL COMPONENT.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BB 140 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR l l l E CENI'ER. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 50 MILES I N
n l E NORTH AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 25 MILES I N TIlE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRANTS. GALE FORCE WINDS EXTEND 175 MILES To THE NORTH AND
EAST AND 100 MILES TO THE SOUTH AND W S T . L I T T L E CHANGE I N S I Z E OR INTENSITY I S EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
THE PRESENT COUIWC AND SPEED OF IIURRICANE FLORA WILL TAKE TllE CENI'ER TO THE GROSSF: CAYE AQUIN AREA NEAR THE CENTER OF THE
HAITIAN PENINSULA ADOUT MIDNIGIIT THURSDAY.
PEOPLE I N nm AREA OF HURRICANE WARNINGS SHOULD TAKE IWDIATE
PRECAUTIONS FOR THE
PROTECTION OF L I F E AND PROPERTY AGAINST HURRICANE FORCE WINDS TORRENTIAL RAINS T I D E S 8 TO 10 FEET ABOVE NORMAL AND VERY H E A W
SURF, I N TIIE AREA OF WIlOLE GALE WARNING CONDITIONS WILL DE ONLY SLIGHTLY LESS HAZARDOUS. PARTICULARLY PROM ISLA BEATA TO AND
INCLVDINQ THE BAHIA NWBA AND THE VALLEY AREA EXTENDING TO THE WEST NORTHWEST. PEOPLE I N THE AREA OF CALE WARNINQS SHOULD ALSO
TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AGAItiST STRONG WINDS HEAVY RAIN ABNORMALLY HIGH T I D E S AND HEAVY SURF. TI,DES AND SURF THROUQH THE
ENTIRE WARNING AREA FROM SANTO DOMINGO C I T Y WESTWARD WILL CREATE SERIOUS FLOODING CONDITIONS AND WILL BE ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS
I N THE AREA O F IIURRICANE WARNINGS AND ALONG THE COAST PROM I S L A DEATA NORTllEASTWARD TO AND INCLUDING BAHIA NEIDA AND BAHIA
DE OCOA. PREPARATIONS AND SAFUTY MEASURES SllOULD DE COMPLETED BY NOON THURSDAY AT THE LATEST. WINDS WILL BE INCREASINO
SHORTLY AFTER DAYBREAK AND ARE EXPECTED TO REACH IIURRICANE FORCE ABOUT 3 PM. PEOPLE I N LOW LYING BEACH AREAS AND OTHER EXPOSED
PLACES SllOULD BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE AS INUNDATION OF TllESE AREAS I S LIKELY. PEOPLE I N LOW LYING INLAND AREAS SHOULD ALSO BE
PREPARED FOR TllE PRODABILITY OF FLOODING DUE TO TORRENTIAL RAINS.
TllE TIIREAT TO JAMAICA NO LONGER E X I S T S OUT SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN I N SAI'E HARDOR FROM JAMAICA AND EXTREME EASTERN CUDA
EASIWARD TO MONA PASSAGE.
PEOPLE ON 'I'll& SOUTH COAST 017 PUISRlY) IUCO SIIOULD CONTINUE TU EXERCISE PRECAUTIONS AND REMAIN AWAY FROM TYE BEACHES UNTIL
SEAS SUBSIDE.
IIURRICANE n O R A I S A DANCI2ROUS AND WELL ORGANIZED STORM.
HIGH
S l l I P P I N C I N ITS PATH SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION,
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILI, DE ISSUED f l y TIIB SAN JUAN WEATIIER BUREAU AT 6 AM AST. .1OOOZ.
I
.AND A DULLETIN WILL DE ISSUED AT 3 AM
AST,
DAVIS
SAN JUAN WEATIIER DURKAU DIILLETIN FOR PRESS RADIO AND TV 3 AM AST OCTODER 3 , 1963.
HURRICANE WARNINGS ARE I N EI'I.'ECT FOR TllE IIAITIAN PENINSllLA WEST OF SALTROU AND FOR ISLA BEATA. WHOLE CALE WARNLNGS ARE I N
EPFBCT PROM DAllIA DE NEIDA TO ILR DE LA TURTIIE NORTH OF H A I T I . CALE WARNINQS ARE I N EFFECT FROM SANl'U DOMINGO C I T Y TO PUERTU
PLATA
.
SINCE MIDNIGllT IIURRICANE I t O R A IlAS CONTINUED ON A NORTIIWESTERLY COURSE AT ABOUT 9 MPH. AT 3 AM AST.. .07002.. .ON THE B A S I S O F
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT RIONRTS I T WAS ESTIMATED TO DE LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 1 6 . 1 N LONGITUDE 7 1 . 5 W.
T H I S POSITION IS
APPROXIMATELY 190 STA'I'UTE MILES S3X)VIIIWEST OF S A W 0 DOMINGO C I T Y DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND 180 STATUTE MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
PORT AU PRINCE I I A I T I .
IT I S EXPECTED TO MOVE AT TIIE SAME SPEED FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS BUT WILL PRODAULY ASSUME A SLIGHTLY MORE
NORTIIERLY DIRECTIONAL COMPONENT.
LITTLE CllANGE HAS OCCURRlSD I N THE WIND F I E L D AND NONE OF SIGNIFICANCE IS ANTICIPATED DURING THE NEXT 1 2 IlOUR PERIOD. HIGHEST
WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO DE 140 MPll OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR TllB CENTER. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 50 MILES I N THE NORTH
AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 25 MILES TO TllE SOUTH AND WEST. CALE FORCE WINDS EXTEND 175 MILES I N THE NORTll AND EAST QUADRANTS AND
100 MILES TO TIlE SOUTll AND WEST.
THE FORECAST COIJRSE AND SPEED OF IIURRICANE FLORA WILL TAKE THE CENTER TO THE GROSSE CAYE AQUIN AREA NEAR THE CENTER O F THE
HAITIAN PENINSULA ABOUT MIDNIGHT THURSDAY. T H I S I S A DANGEROUS IIURRICANE AND IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONS SIIOULD BE TAKEN I N THE AREAS
OF WARNINQ. I N TllE AREA OF IIURRICANE WARNINGS IIURRICANE FORCE WINDS TORRENTIAL RAINS T I D E S 8 To 10 W E T ABOVE NORMAL AND
EXTREMELY HEAVY SURF ARE BXPECTED. I N THE AREAOP WlIOLE GALE WARNINGS CONDITIONS WILL DE ONLY SLIGHTLY LESS HAZARDOUS PARTICULARLY
FROM I S L A BEATA TO AND INCLUDING BAHIA DE NEIBA AND BAHIA DE OCOA AND THE VALLEY AREA EXTENDING TO THE WEST NORTHWEST OF BAHIA
DE NEIBA.
I N TIIE AREA OF GALE WARNINGS STRONG WINDS HEAVY RAIN ABNORMALLY HIGH T I D E S AND HEAVY SURF ARE EXPECPED. T I D E S AND
SURF THROUGll THE ENTIRE WARNINC AREA FROM S A N N DOMINGO C I T Y WESTWARD WILL CREATE SERIOUS FLOODING CONDITIONS AND WILL BE
ESPECIALLY HAZARDOUS I N 171E AREA OF HURRICANE WARNINGS AND ALONG THE COAST FROM I S L A BEATA NORTHEAST TO AND INCLUDING BAHIA DE
NEIBA AND BAHIA DE OCOA.
PREPARATIONS AND SAFETY MEASURES SHOULD BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND AT THE LATEST DURING THE FORENOON THURSDAY. WINDS
WILL BE INCREASING SIIORTLY AFTER DAYBREAK AND I N THE AREA O F HURRICANE WARNINGS WILL REACH HURRICANE FORCE ABOUT 3 PM. PEOPLE
I N WW LYINQ BEACH AREAS AND OTHER EXPOSED PLACES SHOULD BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE AS INUNDATION OF THESE AREAS I S LIKELY.
PEOPLE
I N WW LYING INLAND AREAS SllOULD PIS ON THE ALERT AND PREPARED FOR THE P O S S I B I L I T Y OP FLOODING DUE TU TORRENTIAL RAINS.
SMALL CRAFT FROM JAMAICA AND EASTERN ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA EASWARD TO MONA PASSAGE SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR.
EXTREME EASTERN BAllAMAS SllOULD NOT VENTURE FAR FROM PORT.
SMALL CRAIV I N THE
PEOPLE I N SOUTH COASTAL BEACH AREAS O F PUERTO R I G 0 SHOULD CONTINUE TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS UNTIL HIGH SEAS SUBSIDE.
HURRICANE FLORA I S A DANGEROUS AND WELL ORQANIZED HURRICANE,
SHIPPINQ I N I T S PATH SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT REQULAR ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 6 AM A S T . . . 1 0 0 0 2 .
DAVIS
11
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU IlllllRICANE AI)VISOI1Y NIIFII\I<II I.! lJl,OllA 0 AY AST OCTOI\EI( 3 , 1')63.
HURRICANE EMERGENCY WARNINGS ARC I N I
CT UnlI '1'1111 IIAI'I'IAN PIIN1NSIII.A ANI) AflE IIX9'ICNI)El) EASTWARD 'M) CAI30 DEATA D. R. AND
NORTHWARD TO INCLUDE TllR NORT!IWI<ST PROVINCll 017 IIAI'I'T. WIIOLIC CA1.I'. WAIININCS'.AlIIl IN I < P ~ W TI N OTllER AREAS WEST OF A L I N E FROM
BAHIA DE NEIBA D. R . 'TO CAP IIAI'I'III N ON '1'111~ NOlI'lll COAST 01: 1IAI'l'T
CALK WARN1 NCS NO; I N I3FITCT OVI3R Tllll REMAINDER OF
HISPANIOLA WEST OF A L I N E I X O M SAH'I'O IK)MIN30 C I T Y '1'0I'UW1'0 I'LKI'A.
.
ON ITS PRESENT COURSE IIURItICANE 17LORA WILL MOVE ACROSS 'FllE CRNTEII OP 'TIIE HAITIAN PENINSULA THIS EVENING. ALL PREPARATIONS
SHOULD DE RUSIIED TO COMPLI:TION AS SOON AS POSSIDLE. D E s r i w c r I v P WINOS AND DA~GEROUSLY IIIGII STORM TIDES H TO 10 FEET ABOVE
CQNDITIONS WILL BE ONLY SLIGHTLY LESS IIAZARDOUS I N THE AREA OF
NORMAL WILL BE EXPERIENCllD IN '1'1111 AllEA OP IIIIItRICANE WARNINGS.
WIIOLE GALE WARNINGS.
PIsortO WEST OI? SANTO DOMINCO CITY SIIOULO EVACUATE THE DEACHES AND ALL LOW
WATERS PROM TllE STORM T I D E S CUT OFF ESCAP13.
LYING AREAS NEAR 'ritic COAST I r n E D I m E L y BEPORE RISING
TORRENTIAL RAINI'ALL I S EXPI<CI'BD OVER IIAI'I'I AND WESTERN WMINICAN REPUDLIC AND THERE I S A D E F I N I T E TIIREAT 017 DESTRUCTIVE FLOODS
ON ALL MAJOR RIVERS ANI) STRBAMS.
LATITUDE
REPORTS VROM RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT 1 1 l I S MDRNINC INDICATE TllAT HURRICANE FLORA I S LOCATED AT 6 AM AST...lOOOZ...NEAR
16.3 N LONGITUDE 71.8 W OR AI3OUT 190 STATUTE MILES SOUTHWEST OP SANTO WMINGO C I T Y AND 160 STATUTE MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
PORT AU PRINCE I I A I T I . I T IS MJVING NORTIIWEST AT ADOUT 9 MPH AND I S EXPECTED TO CONTINUE NORTHWEST AT THE SAME SPEED FOR ,THE
NEXT 12 IIOURS.
LOWWT PRESSURE I N TllB IIURRICANE I S 954 MILLIBARS OR 28.17 INCHES AND HIGHEST WINDS ARE ABOUT 140 MPll OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR
WlE CENIWR. IIURRICANE WINDS EXTEND OUT ABOUT 90 MILES TO TIlE NORTH AND EAST AND 2 5 MILES TO THE SOUTH AND WEST OP THE CENTER,
GALE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 175 MIMS I N TllE NOR111 AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 100 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRANTS. NO IMPORTANT
CllANGE I N RIZIr 01t IN'I'ENSITY IS IFOIOIIIXAST DURKNG THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
SllIPS IN TlllC PATll OF P W R A SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION,
SMALL CRAIT PROM JAMAICA AND EASTERN ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA EASTWARD
IIEEK SAPII IlAllBOR ANI) SMALL CRAPT I N THE EXTREME EASTERN BAHAMAS S11011LD NOT VENTURE PAR PROM FORT.
To MONA PASSAGE SIl0III.I)
THE NEXT RI4GlII,AH A W I S O R Y ON IlllRRICANIC PLORA WILL RE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 12 NOON AST...1600Z.,.AND
DULLETIN WILL nrr ISRIII.:IIAT 9 AM ART.
A
HOOSE
SAN JUAN WEATHER RUREAU IIIIRIIICANIC RULLI!TIN
POR PRESS RADIO AND TV 9 AM AST OCTOBER 3 , 1963.
HURRICANE EMERGENCY WARNINGS ARIS CONI'INUIID FOR VIE HAITIAN PENINSULA EAST TO CAD0 DEATA D. R . AND NORTH To INCLUDE THE NORTHWEST
PROVINCE O P I I A I T I . WIIOLE GALE WARNINGS ARE I N EPPUCT I N OlllER AREAS WEST OP A L I N E PROM DAllIA DI; NEIDA D. R . TO CAP RAITIEN.
GALE WARNINGS ARE I N El'lWX OVBR 111E RBMA1NI)ER OP IIISPANIOLA WEST OF A L I N E PROM S A W 0 DOMING0 C I T Y TU PUERTO PWTA.
AT 9 AM AST...1300Z...IIIIRRICANIl FLORA WAS ESTIMATED TO DE LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 1 6 . 5 N LONGITUDE 72.0 W OR ADOUT 140 STATUTE
MILES SOUTH SOUTIIEAST OF PORT AU PRINCE I I A I T I . HICllEST WINDS ARE STILL ABOUT 140 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR TI16 CENTER. WE
HURRICANE I8 MOVIffi NORTHWEST AT AllOUT 9 MPII. DURING THE NEXT 6 HOURS I T I S EXPECTlr.1) TO CONTINUE NORTllWEST AT ABOUT THE SAME
SPEED AND WITH L I T T L E CHANGE I N SIZE OR INTENSITY.
PREPARATIONS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE WINDS
ON ITS PRESENT PATH HURRICANE FLORA WILL CROSS THE HAITIAN PENINSULA T H I S EVENING.
ARNORMALLY HIGH SIORM T I D E S AND TORRENTIAL RAINS WIOULD BE RUSHED To COMPLETION WITH ALL POSSIBLE URGENCY I N THE AREA OF
HURRICANE DISPLAY.
ALL PERSONS L I V I N G I N LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE COAST WEST OF SANTO WMINGO C I T Y I N SOUTIIERN WMINICAN REPUBLIC AND H A I T I SHOULD
TllIS I S AN F;MCRGENCY WARNING AS STORM T I D E S WILL PLOOI) COASTAL LANDS To
EVACUATE AND MWE TO HIGllER GROUND IMFP,DIATELY.
HEIGHTS OF 8 TO 10 FEET AROVE NORMAL LEVELS.
SMALL CRAFT PROM JAMAICA AND EASTERN ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA EASTWARD TO MONA PASSAGE SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR.
EXTREME EASTERN BAHAMAS SHOULD K)T VENTURE PAR PROM PORT.
,SMALL CRAFT I N n l E
THE NEXT REOULAR ADVISORY ON FLORA WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 1 2 NOON AST 1600'Z... AND BULLETINS WILL BE
ISSUED AS WARRANTED.
HOOSE
12
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU IIURRICANE ADVISORY NUMI3CR 13 FLORA 1 2 NOON AST OC'I'OUCR 3 , 1963.
HURRICANE EMERGENCY WARNINGS ARE IN
CT VOR 1'111: IIAI'I'IAN PUNINSULA I(AS'I'WARI1
10 fl13ArA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND NORTHWARD TO
INCLUDE TllE EXTREME NORTIIWEST PI(OV1 N
F I I A I T I . WllOLll GALE WARNINGS ARC IN I
I N OTIIl?R AREAS WEST OF A L I N E FROM BAHIA DE
NEIBA DOMINICAN REPUDLIC TO CAP IIAITIEN ON +rim NOIWH convi- or I I A I T I , GALE WARNINGS ARE I N CIVECT OVER TIIE REMAINDER OF
HISPANIOLA WEST OF A LiNII \VROM PUNI'A I'ALIlNQUE 1'0 MON'PIS l X 1 STI
.
ON ITS PRESENT COURS6 AND SPEEL) IIIJRI~ICANE FLORA WI1,L ElOVR ACROSS THE WESTERN PliNlNSULA OF I l A I T I NEAR L E S CAYES ABOUT MIDNIGHT.
ALL PREPARATIONS SHOULD 116 RUSHED TO COMPLETION AS SOON AS I'OSSIBLE. DESTRUC'PIVG WINDS ANI) DANGEROUSLY HIGH STORM T I D E S 8 TO
10 FEET ADOW NORMAL WILL UE EXI'IZRIENCED I N TIW AREA OF IIURIIICANE WMNINGS. CONLIITIONS WILL DB ONLY SLIGllTLY L E S S HAZARWUS
I N TllE COASTAL AREAS O F WlIOLE GALE WARNINGS.
PEOPLE WEST OF SANTO DOMING0 C I T Y SllOULO EVACIIATE THE BEACIIES AND ALI. LOW LYING AREAS NEAR TIIE COAST IMMEDIATELY BEPORE R I S I N G
WATERS PROM THE STORM T I D E S CUT OFF ESCAPE.
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED O W R IIAITI ANI) WESTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND THERE I S A DEFINITE THREAT O F DESTRUCTIVE FLOODS
ON ALL MAJDR RIVERS AND STREAMS.
..
REPORTS FROM VESSELS AND RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAIT T H I S MORNING INDICATE R I A T IIURRICANE FLORA I S LOCATED AT 12 NOON AST 16002.
NEAR LATITUDE 1 6 . 8 N AND LONGITUDE 72.4 W OR AnOUT 125 STATUTE MILES SOll'lll OF PORT AU PRINCE IIAITI AND 200 STATUTE MILES
SOUTHWEST OF SANrO INMINGO CITY. I T I S MOVING NORTHWEST AT ABOUT 10 MPll AND IS EXPECI'ED TO CONTINUE TOWARD TlIE NORTHWEST AT
TllE SAME SPEED FOR TllE NEXT 12 IIOIIRS.
..
LOWEST PRESSURE I N TIIE IIURRICANE I S COMPUTED TO DE 944 MILLIBARS OR 27,90 INCHES AND IIICliEST WINDS ARE ADOUT 140 MPll OVER A
SMALL AREA NEAR TllR CENTER. IIURRICANE WINDS EX'IXND OUT ABOUT 5.0 MILES 'Iy) THE NORTII AND EAST AND 25 MILES TO THE SOUTH AND
WEST OP TIIR CENI'ER. OALll WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 175 MILES I N THE NORTH AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 100 MTLRS I N THE SOUTH AND WEST
QUADRANTS. NO IMPORTANT CAANGE I N SIZE OR INTENSITY IS FORECAST DURING TllE NEX'I' 12 HOURS.
SMALL C R A W AROUND OIIIIINTE PIIOVTNCE 01' CllllA 'TO .lAMAICA AND EASTWARD TO MONA PASSAGE SllOULU SEEK SAFE HARBOR AND SMALL CRAIT I N
TIIE SOUTIIRASTRRN RAllAMAS SllOULD NOT VENTURE PAR WOM MRT W D A Y .
S H I P P I N G I N T l l R PA'III OF 111R IIURRICANB SIIOIILD ItXERCISE CAUi'ION.
TllE NRXP REGULAR ADVISORY ON '1111s IRIIIRICANR WILL DII ISSUED f l y TlIE SAN JUAN WEATllER RUIIEAU AT 6 PM AST.
WILL BE ISSUliD AS WARIIANTI3D.
..22002..,AND BULLETINS
HIGGS
SAN JUAN WEATIIER RUREAII IIUIIRICME DULLETIN I'OR PRESS RADIO AND TELEVISION 3 I'M AST OCTOBBR 3 , 1963.
IIURRICANR EMERGENCY WARNINGS CONTINUII I N III'FECT FOR TllE SOUTIIERN PENINSULA OF I I A I T I AND EASTWARI) TO CAR0 RRATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
AND NORTIIWARD TO 111R EXTRIM3 NOR'IIIMST PROVINCE OF I I A I T I , WllOLE GALE WARNINGS CONTINUE EAST OF CAI30 REATA TO IlAliIA NEIBA THENCE
NORTHWESTWARD TO CAP IIAITIEN. GALE WARNINGS CONTINUE EAST OF BAllIA NEIDA TO PUNTA PALENQUE AND NOR'PIIWESTWARD TO MONTC C R I S T I .
THE CENTER O F IIURRICANE PLORA IS RXPECTED TO PASS OVER nIE SOUTIIERN PENINSULA OF I I A I T I NEAR LES CAYES AnOUT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.
TllE WINDS WILL DR INCRI3ASING W R Y SllORTLY ALONG TIIR SOUTH COAST OP I I A I T I REACHING IlllRRICANR I7ORCR IlKPOIIE M I W I G H T . ALL
PRECAUTIONS AND PREPARATIONS S I I O U L BE
~ RUSHED TO COMPLETION AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE WINDS AND DAMRROUSLY IIIGII TIDES OF a TO IO
D A N A NEIBA AREA I S ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO EXTREMELY IIIGII STORM T I D E S TONIGHT AND
FEET I N TllE AREA OF IIIIRRICANR WARNINGS.
THE PEOPLE I N TllAT AREA SllOlJLD MOVE TO IlIGllER GROUND BEFORE I T I S TOO LATE.
IIEAVY RAINS OF 7 TO 10 INCHES ARB EXPECTED TONIGllT AND V I E PEOPLE ARE URGED TO MOVE AWAY PROM TllE RIVERS AND LOW AREAS BECAUSE
OF FLOODING.
FLORA I S A W R Y DANGEROUS IIURRICANE AND ALL PRECAUTIONS SHOULD DE RUSHED AS THE WORST HURRICANE CONDITIONS WILL BE WLT DURING
TllB NIGI'C HOURS.
FROM RECONNAISSANCE ANI) VESSEL REPORTS TODAY IIURRICANE FLORA WAS ESTIMATED TO BE CONNTISRED AT 3 I'M NEAR LATITUDE 17.0 N AND
I T CONTINUES MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST
LONGITUDE 72.7 W-OR ABOUT 110 STATUTE MILES SOUTll SOUTIIWEST OF PORT AU PRINCE H A I T I .
AT 10 MPll AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE I N T H I S DIRECTION AND AT ABOUT THE SAME SPEED FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
UNCONFIRMED INFORMATION FROM PORT AU PRINCE RECEIVED EARLIER TODAY INDICATE HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY SURFACE WINDS UP
WERE BEING EXPERIENCED. NO OTHER INFORMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
SMALL CRAIT PROM AROUND JAMAICA AM, ORIENTE PROVINCE CURA EASTWARD To MONA PASSAGE SHOULD REMAIN I N SAFE HARBOR.
IN THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS SHOULD NOT VENTURE FAR FROM PORT TODAY.
To
25 MPH
SMALL CRAFT
TllE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 6 PM AST AND BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED ON RECEIPT O F
NEW INPORMATION.
IIIGGS
13
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY N l l ~ ~ l l ~14
l < IrLOl<A 6 1'H AST.
LVII '1'111: IIAITIAN PllNINSULA EASTWARD '1'0 CAnO BEATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND NORTHWARD
HURRICANE EMERGENCY WARNINGS ARlE I N EPI
To INCbUDE THE EXTREME NOR'IlIWEST PROVINCE O P I I A ~ T I , WIIOLK GA1.l: WARNINGS ARK I N IiPFllCT IN OTHER AREAS WEST OP A LINE PROM
BAHIA DE NEIBA DOMINICAN RI3'UBLIC 1'0 CAP IIAIPIIJN ON 'IIIIT IlOll'ill COATI' 01' IIATTI. GALE WARNINGS ARE I N EPPECT OVER THE
REMAINDER OB HISPANIOLA WEST 01' A L I N E 1:IIOII PUNfA I'ALENQill'l 'PO MONTK CRIS'I'I
.
ON ITS PRESENT COURSE AND SPEED IIURRICANE 1:LORA WILL MOVE ACllOSS TllE WESTERN PIENLNSULA OF IIAITI NEAR L E S CAYES ABOUT MIDNIQHT.
ALL PREPARATIONS SIMULD l3E f<USIIBI) TO COMI'LBTION AS SOON AS I'OSSIJILE.
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS AND D M E R O U S L Y HIGtl STORM T I D E S 8 To
10 FEET ADOVE NORMAL WILL IiE EXPlillIENCED IN TIIE AREA 01' IIUIU<ICANG WARNINGS.
CONDITIONS WILL ALSO BE 1lAZARM)US I N THE COASTAL
AREAS OP WHOLE GALE WARNINGS.
PEOPLE WESTOF sm*ro IUMINCO ciw SIIOULD EVACUATE TIIB BEACIIES AND ALL LOW LYING
WATERS FROM TIIE STORM T I D E S CUT OI'P ESCAPI:.
AREAS NEAR TIII: COAST IMMEDIATELY BEPORE RISINQ
TORRENTIAL RAINI'ALL IS EXPRCTED OVER I I A I T I AND WESTERN DOMIMICAN REPUALIC AND THERE I S A D E P I N I T E TIIREAT OP DESTRUCTIVE FLOODS
ON ALL MAJOR RIVERS AND STRIIAMS.
REPORTS FROM VESSELS AND RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAPT THIS AIVERNOON INDICATE THAT HURRICANE PLORA I S LOCATED AT 6 PM AST ..22002..
NEAR LATITUDE 17.9 N AND LONGITUDE 7 3 . 0 W OR ADOUT 90 .STAlVTE MILllS SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF PORT AU PRINCE I l A I T f . I T IS MOVING
TOWARD TlIE NOR"IIW,ST AT ABOUT 10 MPll AND I S IiXPECTltD TO CONTINUE TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT ADOUT THE SAME SPEED FOR THE NEXT 12
HOURS. TllERE ARE SOME INDICATIONS 'IIIA'T TllE IIURRICANE WILL TURN TOWARD A MORE NORTH NORTIIWESTERLY DIRECTION ON FRIDAY,
LOWEST PRESSURE IN TIIE IIURRICANE EARLIER w i I s AIVERNOON WAS COMPUTED TO BE 944 MILLIBARS OR 27.90 INCHES AYD HIGHEST WINDS ARE
ABOUT 140 MPII OVER A W A L L AREA W A R "NE CENTER. IIURRICME WINDS EXTEND OUT ABOUC 50 MILES To THE NORTH AND EAST AND 25 MILES
TO TllE SOVlll AND WEST OP TIII: CENI'ISR. GALE WINDS EXlltND OU'IWARD 175 MILES I N TllE NORTII AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 100 MILES I N THE
SOUTl1 AND WEST QUADRANTS. NO IMPOHTANP CllANOE I N S I Z E OR INL'ISNSITY I S IVRECAST DURING TIiE NEXT 12 IIOURS,
SMALL CRAFT AROUND ORIICNTE PROVINCE 01' CUBA AND EASTWARD 'M) ):DNA PASSAGE S110111,D STAY I N PORT.
DAllAMAS SllOlJLU SEEK S A l X IIARIWR 1'ONIGIIT.
SHIPDINQ
SMALL CRAPT I N TllE SOUTHEASTERN
IN mtI.: P A I ~ I0 1 7 TIIE IIIJRRICANE SIIOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.
TIlE NEXT REGULAR ADVISVRY ON IlllRRICANE PLORA WILL HE ISSUED BY
BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED AS NEW INI'ORMATION IS RECEIVED.
THE SAN JUAN WEATIlER BUREAU AT
12 O'CLOCK MIDNIGIIT. .04002.. AND
ZIMMER
SAN JUAN WEATIIIIR BURBAU BULLETIN FUR PRESS RADIO AND TELEVISION 9 PM AST OCTOBER 3, 1963
HURRICANE EMERGENCY WARNINOS ARE CONTINUED POR TllE HAITIAN PENINSULA EASTWARD TO CABO BEATA MIMINICAN REPUBLIC AND NORTHWARD To
INCLUDE TIlE EXTREMIC NORTHWEST PROVINCE OP I I A I T I . WIOLE GALE WARNINGS REMAIN I N EPPECT I N OTHER AREAS WEST OF A L I N E FROM
BAllIA DE Nl3IBA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO CAP I l A J T I l ~ NON TI16 NORTll COAST OF I I A I T I . GALE WARNINGS ARE I N EPPECT POR OTHER AREAS OF
HISPANIOLA WEST 017 A LINE PROM PUNTA PALENQUE TO M O N T I CCRISTI.
(
HURRICANE PLORA HAS BEEN UNDER CONSTAW SURVEILLANCE BY RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT DURING TllE EVENING AND AT 9 PM AST.. .01062., ,
I T WAS ESTIMATED TO DE NEAR LATITUDE 17.9 N AND LONGITUDE 73.2 W OR ABOUT 20 STATUTE MILES SOUTI1 SOUTHWEST OP JACMEL ON THE
IIAITIAN PENINSULA. I T I S MOVINO TOWARD TllE NORTH NORTlIWIiST ABOUT 10 MPll AND I S EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN ITS PRESENT SPEED AND
DIRECTION POR THE NEXT 12 IIOURS.
ITS PRESENT COURSE AND SPEED WILL CARRY TllE HURRICANE CENTER ACROSS TIIE IIAITIAN PENINSULA WITHIN THE NEXT S I X HOURS. T H I S I S A
DANOEROUS INRRICANE AND ALL Pl??PLE MI0 I I A W NOT COMPU8TED PREPARATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OP L I F E AN0 PROPERTY SHOULD RUSH THEM
To CONCLUSION. MOST SEVERE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER TIIE HAITIAN PENINSULA TIIE EXTREME NORTHWEST PROVINCE OP H A I T I AND ALONQ
THE COASTAL SECTIONS OF TIIE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PROM CABO BEATA TO BAHIA DE NEIBA. ALL PEOPLE WST OP S A N N DOMINQO C I T Y HOWEVER
SIiOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AND EVACUATE BEACIIES AND LOW LYING COASTAL AREAS IMMEDIATELY BEPORE R I S I N G WATERS lROM STORM
T I D E S CUT OPP ESCAPE. TIDES WORE REPORTED A SHORT TIME AGO TO BE 2 PEm ABOVE NORMAL AT C A W ROJO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND THEY
ARE EXPECTED TO RISE I N TIlE AREA 01' IIIJRRICANE WARNINGS TO AS MUCll AS 8 TO 10 P E T . WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPll ARE OCCURRINQ
NOW AT PORT AU PRINCE H A I T I AND CONSIDERABLY STRONGER WINDS ARE CERTAIN TO D E W I B P SHORTLY I N THE AREA OF HURRICANE WARNINGS.
TORRENTIAL RAINFALL I S OCCURRINQ OVER H A I T I AND WESTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.
SEVERE FLOODING IS PROBABLE I N WXJ LYING AREAS AND NEAR RIVERS AND STREAMS AND PEOPLE SHOULD EVACUATE TO llIQHER GROUND I N THESE
AREAS,
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ADOUT 140 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER. HURRICANE WINDS EXTEND OUT ABOUT 50 MILES TO THE NORTH AND
EAST AND 25 M L E S To THE SOUTH AND WEST OP THE CEWER. GALE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 175 MILES I N THE NORTH AN0 EAST QUADWS AND
NO IMPORTANT CHANGE I N SIZE OR INTENSITY IS FORECAST DURINO THE NEXT 12 HOURS,
100 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRAWS.
W FROM MIIENTE PROVINCE CUBA EASTWARD TO MONA PASSAGE SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT.
SEEK SAFE HARDOR IMM13DIATELY.
SMALL C
SMALL CRAFT I N THE EASTERN BAHAMAS SHOULD
S H I P P I N Q I N THE PATH OF TIIE HURRICANE SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE I S S U E D AT
12 MZDNIGHT AST...04002...AND
DAVIS
14
A BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED AT 3 AM AST.
SAN
JUAN WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMDER 15 FLORA 12 M1t)NXGllT AST OCTODER 4 , 1913.
HURRICANE EMERGENCY WARNINGS ARE CONTIMIED FOR THE IIAITIAN PENINSULA IIAS'I'WARD TO CAB0 BEATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND NORTHWARD M
INCLUDE THE EXTREME NORTHWEST PROVINCE OF H A l T I AND ARE RAISED 1:OR ORlENTE PROVINCE CIIDA. WIOLE GALE WARNINGS REMAIN I N EFPECT
.N OTHER AREAS WEST O F A LINE FROM DAllIA DE NICIBA DOMINICAN RI~I'UDLIC TO CAI' NAITIEN ON TIiE NORTH CDAST O F H A I T I . Q A U WARNING8
ARE I N EFFECT llOR OTHER AREAS OF IlISPANlOLA W3ST OF A L I N E IWWl I'UNlA I'ALENQIII! 'TO MDNTII C I t I S T I .
AT 12 MIDNIQHT AST.. [email protected] .ON THE BASIS O P RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT AND LAND REPORTS HURRICANE FLORA WAS ESTIMATED M BE NEAR
LATITUDE 1 8 . 8 N AND LONGITUDE 7 3 . 5 W . T H I S POSITION I S J U S T OFF TllE NOllTIl CENTRAL COAST OF THE HAITIAN PENINSULA ABOUT 79
STATUTE MILES WEST NORTHWESTOF PORT AU PRINCE HAITI.
r r IS MOVING TOWARD TIIE NORTII NORTHWEST AT ADOUT 14 MPH AND IS EXPECTED M
FOLLOW THE SAME COURSE AT THE SAME SPEED POR THE NEXT 12 IIOURS.
ITS PRESENT COURSE AND SPEED WILL CARRY TllE 1IURRICANN ACROSS '11117 EXTREME EASTERN T I P OF CUBA EARLY FRIDAY.
I T WIU PASS NEAR OR
SLIGHTLY WEST O F GREAT INAGUA DURING TllE FORCNOON AND TIlEN HEAD TOWARD CROOKED ISLAND AND MAYAGIIANA.
PEOPLE I N THE ARE O F WARNINCS SHOIJLD CONTINIII; PRECAUTTONS AGAINST HIGH WINDS HEAVY RAINS ABNORMALLY HIGH T I D E S AND HEAVY SURF.
THESE CONDITIONS NOW PREVAILING I N H A I T I AND THE WESTERN DOMINICAN REPUDLTC WILL SPREAD NORTHWARD AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS WILL
REACH ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA AND GREAT INAGUA ISLAND DURING THE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS ANI) INTO CROOKED ISLAND AND
MAYAGUANA I N THE AFTERNOON, GALES MAY BE EXPECTED TIIROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.
ALTHOUQH SOME SLIGHT WEAKENING I N THE WIND F I E L D PROBABLY OCCURRED AS THE HURRICANE PASSED OVER TtE MOUNTAINS OF THE HAITIAN
PENINSULA I T I S EXPECTED TU ASSUME ITS FORMER S I Z E AND STRENGTH RAPIDLY. HIGHEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TU BE 140 MPH OVER A S M U L
AREA NEAR THE CENTER, HURRICANE WINDS EXTENU OUT ABOUT 50 MILES TO THE NORTH AND EAST AND 25 MILES TO THE SOUTH AND WEST OF THE
CENTER. Q U E WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD 175 MILES I N THE NORTH AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 100 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRAWS. NO
IMPORTANT CHANGE I N S I Z E OR INTENSITY I S FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
PEOPLE I N H A I T I AND THE WMINICAN REPUBLIC SHOULD NOT RELAX THEIR VIGILANCE. ABNORMALLY HIGH T I D E S AND HEAVY SURF ARE E X P E m D
THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AND FRIDAY.
LOW LYING BEACH AREAS WILL CONTINUE TO BE INUNDATED. THE HEAVY RAINS ALREADY OCCURRIh'G AND
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT WILL MAKE LOW LYING AREAS NEAR RIVERS AND STREAMS gXTRIIMELY HAZARDOUS. I T CANNOT BE
TOO GREATLY EMPIIASIZED THAT ALL INTERESTS SHOULD REMAIN ON THE ALERT AND TlLAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTINUED UNTIL ADVERSE
CONDITIONS IMPROVE,
PEOPLE I N ORIENTB PROVINCE CUBA AND Tlli EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN DAHAMAS SHOULD MAKE NECESSARY PREPARATIONS
WITHOUT DELAY,
SMALL CRAET SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT FROM MONA PASSAGE WESTWARD TO EASTERN CUBA AND THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS,
S H I P P I N I N THE PATH OF THE HURRICANE SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT REQULAR ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA WILL BE ISSUED AT 6 AM AST 10002 AND A BULLECIN WILL BE ISSUED AT 3 AM AST
DAVIS
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU BULLETIN FOR PRESS RADIO AND
TV
3 AM AST OCTOBER 4 , 1963.
HURRICANE WARNINGS REMAIN I N EFFECT FOR THE HAITIAN PENINSULA EASTWARD TO PEDERNALES H A I T I FOR THE EXTREME NORTHWEST PROVINCE
O F H A I T I AND FOR ORIENTE PROVINCE I N CUBA. THEY ARE DISCONTINUED ELSEWHERE. WHOLE GALE WARNINGS REMAIN I N E F W m WEST O F A
L I N E FROM CAB0 BEATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO CAP HAITIEN ON THE NORTH COAST O F H A I T I AND ARE DISCONTINUED ELSEWHERE. GALE
WARNINOS REMAIN I N EFFECT WEST OF A L I N E FROM BAHIA DE NEIBA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO MONTE C R I S T I ON THE NORTH COAST O F THE
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND ARE DISCONTINUED ELSEWHERE.
FLORA ON THE B A S I S O F RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT REPORTS WAS ESTIMATED To BE NEAR LATITUDE 19.4 N
AT 3 AM AST...0700Z...HURRICANE
UlNGITUDE 73.9 W OR ABOIJT 115 STATUTE MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF PORT AU PRINCE H A I T I , I T I S MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NORTHWEST
ABOUT 14 MF'H.
L I T T L E CHANGE I N EITHER DIRECTION OR SPEED I S EXPECTED DURING l 7 l E NEXT 12 HOURS.
FLORn WAS PROBABLY WEAKENED SLIGHTLY WHILE CROSSING THE HAITIAN PENINSULA BUT I T S WIND F I E L D I S EXPECTED TO ASSUME ITS FORMER
PROPORTIONS RAPIDLY. HIGliEST WINDS WILL BE 140 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS %TEND OU'IWAXD
50 MILES TU THE NORTH AND EAST AND 2 5 MILES To THE mumi AND WEST. GALES EXTBND OUTWARD 175 MILES YC THE NONY ,111~EAX
100 MILES TO THE SOUTH AND WEST, L I I T L E CHANGE I N S I Z E OR INTENSITY I S LIKELY DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS.
PEOPLE I N THE AREAS O F WARNING I N H A I T I AND WESTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SHOULD NOT RELAX THEIR VIGILANCE. ALTHOUDH THE CEN"l3R
O F FLORA HAS PASSED ALL BUT THE NORTHWEST T I P OF H A I T I WINDS WILL S T I L L BE STRONG. HEAVY RAINS WILL CONTINUE DURING THE NIGHT
AND PART O F FRIDAY.
ABNORMALLY HIGH T I D E S ARE S T I L L LIKELY OVER THE HAITIAN PENINSULA AND I N NORT11WEST H A I T I COASTAL AREAS
AND THERE WILL CONTINUE To BE DANGEROUS SURF A L O N THE BEACHES AS FAR EAST AS PUNTA PALENQUE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. HEAVY RAINFALL
WILL ALSO MAKE RIVERS AND STREAMS THROUGHOUT H A I T I AND WESTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAZARWUS AND SUBJECT To FLOODING. PRECAWIONS
SHOULD NOT BE RELAXED UNTIL ADVERSE CONDITIONS IMPROVE AND SEAS SUBSIDE.
PEOPLE I N ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA AND ON GREAT INAGUA ISLAND SHOULD RUSH PRFPARATIONS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HURRICANE FORCE WINDS
HIGH T I D E S AND SURF AND HEAVY RAIN. HURRICANE FLORA I S EXPECTED TU CROSS THE EASTERN T I P O F CUBA EARLY FRIDAY.
I T WILL PASS
SLIQHTLY WEST O F GREAT INAGUA DURING THE FORENOON AND THEN HEAD TOWARD CROOKED ISLAND AND MAYAGUANA I N THE AFTERNOON. ALL
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. GALE FORCE WINDS MAY ALSO BE EXPECTED THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS EAST AND
WEST O F THE AREA O F HURRICANE WARNINGS.
SHALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT FROM MONA PASSAGE WESTWARD To EASTERN CUBA AND THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.
S H I P P I N Q I N THE PATH O F THE HURRICANE SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT REQULAR ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU AT 6 AM r \ S T . . . 1 0 0 0 Z
DAVI S
15
.
JUAN WEATHER BUREAU IIURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 16 FIDHA 6 AM AST OCTO13KH 4 , 1963
WARNINGS REMAIN I N EFPECT FOR THE IIAITIAN PKNINSIJLA WEST 01.'.TACM&L ANI) FOR 'IiK EXTRIM.: NORTHWEST PROVINCE OF H A I T I .
ICANE WARNINGS ARE DISCONTINUED FOR I I A I T I .
.
NNAISSANCE AIRCRAIT REPORTS ANTI LAND BASED RAIIAR RllOW THAT AT 6 AV AST. ..lo002 .IIURRICANE FLORA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE
N LONGITUDE 74.6 W OR ABOUT 160 STATWTL: MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF PORT AU PRINCE llAIT1. I T IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST
BOUT 1 2 MPH. THE HURRICANES NEARNESS TO LAND AND TO MOUNTAINOUS TEHRAIN I N IIAITI AND CUBA WILL MAKE ITS TRACK TS
T I C DURINO THE DAY HOWEVER ITS GENERAL MOVEMENT I S EXPECTED TO BE TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT ABOUT TllE SAME SPEED DURIND THE
12 HOURS.
A WEAKENED WHILE CROSSING THE HAITIAN FENINSllLA AND I T S CENTRAL PRESSURE I S NOW 995 MILLIBARS OR 29.38 INCHES. H I W E S T
S ARE NOW ESTIMATED TO BE 115 MPH I N A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER WITH HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTENDIffi OUlWARD S5 MILES TO
NORTII AND EAST AND ABOUT 20 MILES TO VnE
i soiim AND WEST. GALE PORCE WINDS
EXTEND OIJTWARD 150 MILES I N THE NORTH AND EAST
RANTS AND 75 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRANTS. SOME INCREASE I N S I Z E AND INTENSITY XS EXPECTED AFl'ER THE HURRICANE
S E S CUBA AND REACHES THE AREA OF THE BAHAMAS.
TS PRESENT M)URSE HURRICANE FLORA WILL MOVE ACROSS ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA TODAY AND INTO THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS TONIOHT AND
RDAY. PEOPLE I N THESE AREAS SHOULD TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS AND RUSH PREPARATIONS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST HURRICANE FORCE WINDS
STORM TIDES DANGEROUS SURF AND HEAVY RAIN.
LE I N HAITI AND WESTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SHOULD CONTINUE PRECAVTIONS AGAINST HIGH T I D E S AND HEAVY RAINFALL.
ABNORMALLY
T I D E S ARE STILL LIKELY OVER THE HAITIAN PENINSULA AM) TN THE NORTIWEST HAITI COASTAL AREAS AND THERE WILL CONTINUE To BE
EROUS SURF ALONG THE BEACHES AS FAR WEST AS CAB0 BEATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. HEAVY RAIN WILL MAKE RIVER AND STREAMS I N H A I T I
WESTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC HAZARDOUS AND SUBJE(;T TO F W D I N G .
S I N THE PATH OF THE HURRICANE SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.
L CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT I N H A I T I EASTERN CUBA AND THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.
B L I C SHOULD NOT VENTURE FROM PORT UNTIL SEAS SUBSIDE.
SMALL CRAFC I N THE DOMINICAN
NEXT RE(IULAR ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA WILL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 11 AM EST...1600Z...AND
RMEDIATE BULLETIN WILL ALSO BE ISSUED BY MIAMI.
AN
E
I WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE FLORA BULLETIN FOR PRESS RADIO AND TV 8 AM EST OCTOBER 4 , 1963.
WARNIKIS REMAIN I N EFFECT FOR THE HAITIAN PENINSULA WEST OP JACMEL AND FOR THE EXTREME NORTHWEST PROVINCE
OF H A I T I ,
ICANE FLORA HAS SHOWN L I T T L E MOVEMENT DURINO THE PAST F E W HOURS AND AT 8 AM E S T WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 1 9 . 3 N LOWITUDE
W OR ABOUT 40 STATUTE MILES SOUTHEAST OF GUANTANAMO BAY CUBA AND 160 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF PORT AU PRINCE H A I T I . THE
LNG I N FORWARD MoveMENT I S THE RESULT OF THE INCERFERENCE OF THE MOUNTAINS OF H A I T I AND CUBA WITH THE CIRCULATION. HOWEVER
HURRICANE IS EXPEClQJl TO HAVE A GENERAL HoveMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT ABOUT 12 MPH TODAY.
AS P A S S M E OVER MOUNTAINOUS SECTIONS OF H A I T I ALSO RESULTED I N SOME WEAKENING BVT MAXIMUM WINDS ARE STILL ESTIMATED ABOUT
MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE CENTER. WINDS OF HURRICANE FORCE EXTEND OUT ABOVT 35 MILES TO THE NORTHEAST AND 20 MILES
HWEST OF THE CENTER. GALES ARE OCCURRINQ OVER WESTERN HAITI EXTREME EASTERN CUBA AND OVER ADJACENT WATERS 75 TO 150 MILES
THE CENTER.
A WILL MOVE ACROSS ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA TODAY AND INlV THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. PEOPLE I N THESE AREAS
LD TAKE ALL POSSIBLE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST 1lURRICANE FORCE WINDS HIGH STORM TIDES DANGEROUS SURF AND HEAVY RAINS.
AVTIONS SHOULD ALSO BE CONTINUED I N H A I T I AND THE WESI'ERN.PORTION OF THE WMINICAN REPUBLIC. HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO
E SERIOUS PU)ODIffi I N HISPANIOLA, NO DETAILS OF DAMAGE I N ?E ISLAND HAVE BEEN RECEIVED M YET.
A W I L L BE WATCHED BY RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFC AND LAND BASED RADAR AT QUANTANAM) BAY CUBA TODAY.
NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE I S S U E D BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 11 AM EST.
E
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU ADVISORY NUMUliR 17 IIURRICANE VLORA 1 1 AM IES'I' OCTOIIl?R 4 , 1963.
WINDS HAVE ALREADY INCREASED TO IIURRICANIC voitci:. ON 1'1i1: icAsr1:iw
O I ~c i m ANI) SIIOULD REACII HURRICANE FORCE WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR
OR Two OVER MOST OF 111E REMAINDIIR 01' Till! SOllTlI AND EAST COAS'I'S OV 0RII;NTE PROVINCE CUBA. PEOPLE I N TllESE AREAS SHOULD TAKE ALL
POSSIBLE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HURRICANI: 17011CE W I N I X IlIGll STORM 'TIDES DANGCROUS SURF AND IIEAW RAIN.
PEOPLE I N THE COASTAL AIlEAS OF HAITI AND 1)OFIINXCAN RIWUDL11: I'ARTICULARI~Y I N TllK GO1.VE DES GONAIVES SHOULD CONTINUE PRECAUTIONS
AGAINST HIGH T I D E S AND IIEAVY SURF. IIEAVY RAINS WILL CONTINUE FOR A WHILE LONGER O W R MOST OF HISPANIOLA AND ALL RIVERS AND
STREAMS I N H A I T I AND THE WESTERN IXIMINICAN REPUBLIC WILL BE SUBJECT TO DANCEROUS IXOODING.
AT 11 AM EST...lb00Z...IIURRICANE FLORA WAS LOCATED AT LATITUDE 1 9 # 4 NORTH LONGITUDE 7 4 . 9 WEST. THIS POSITION I S ABOW 40
STATUTE MILES SOUTll SOllTllEAST OF GUANTANAMO DAY AND 579 MILES SOUTIIEAST OF MIAMI. I T I S MOVING SLOWLY TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT
ABOUT 7 MPH.
F M R A APPEARS TO HAVE IIIIINTRNSIFIED SCIMRWIIAT AITER LCAVtNG THE HAITIAN PENINSULA AND I T S CENTRAL PRESSURE IS NOW 970 MBS OR
2 8 . 6 4 INCHES.
IIIGIIES'P WINDS AlllE NOW BSTIFIA'I'ED AT 1 2 5 MPII OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE Cl3NTF.R. GALE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OulwARD
175 STATUTE MILES I N TIRS NOR'III AND EAS'P QUADRANTS AND 89 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST QUADRANTS.
THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORA I S EXPECTED TO CROSS THE SOUTH COAST OF ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA THIS AWERNOON AND THE CENTER SHOULD
REMAIN INLAND OVER CUBA MOST 01' TONIGHT.
THIS WILL RESULT I N A CONSIDERABLE LOSS O F INTENSITY AND FLORA WILL LIKELY BE OF ONLY
TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH MIEN I T REACHES THE NORTH COAST. HOWEVER REINTENSIFICATION I S LIKELY AGAIN THEREAFTER.
THE HURRICANE I S E X P E m E D TO CONTINUE ON A COMPARATIVELY SLOW NORTHWESWARD TRAJECTORY ACROSS CUBA. AT THE PRESENT T I M 3 ITS
EVENTUAL TRACK WITH REFERENCE TO TllE F M R I D A PENINSULA I S UNPREDICTABLE AS THE STEERING CURRENT I S WEAK AND I S LIKELY TO CHANQE
CONSIDERABLY WITH TIME,
ALL SMALL CRAFT I N TllE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT AND SHOULD TAKE I W E D I A T E PREPARATIONS FOR WINDS OF
GALE FORCE AND SIIOULD BE READY FOR QUICK PRECAUTIONS AGAINST WINDS OF HURRICANE FORCE I F HURRICANE WARNINGS BECOME NECESSARY
TONIGHT OR SATURDAY,
S H I P S I N TllE PATH OF THE HURRICANE SllOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA WILL BE ISSUED BY TIP MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 PM EST OR 22002 AND AN INTERMEDIATE
BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED AT 2 PM EST.
DUNN
SAN JUAN WEATHER BUREAU BULLETIN IQR PRESS RADIO AND 'lV 12:JO PM AST OCTOBER 4 , 1963.
HEAVY SURP WILL OCCUR ALONG TllE BEACHES 01' S T CROIX ST THOMAS AND THE SOUTH AND WEST COASTS OF PUERTO RICO AND THE DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC TODAY AND SATURDAY UUE TU IIIGH SWELLS GENERATED BY HURRICANE FLORA THURSDAY.
PEOPLE I N ST CROIX ST THOMAS AND SOUTH AND WEST COASTS OF PUERTO RICO AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM THE
BEACHES AND LOW LYING AREAS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
MIAMI WEATHER DUREAU BULLETIN FOR PRESS RADIO AND l V HURRICANE FLORA
2
PM E S T OCTOBER 4 , 1963.
THE C W T E R O F HURRICANE FLORA CROSSED THE COASTLINE I N EASTERN ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA LATE T H I S FORENOON AND AT 2 IN E S T WAS
WCATED SOME SO MILES NORTH OF GUANTANAMO DAY I N VERY HILLY TERRAIN. AT 11 AM EST THE EASTERN T I P OF CUBA WAS REPORTING
HURRICANE WINDS BUT THERE HAVE BEEN NO REFORTS FROM TIIAT AREA SINCE THAT TIME. GUSTS REACHED AROUND 50 MPH AT GUANTANAMO BAY,
THE HURRICANE I S APPARENTLY MOVING NORTHWESTWARD AT 7 TO 10 MPII.
I T NOW APPEARS THAT TllE HURRICANE WILL REMAIN OVER LAND ONLY A FEW MORE HOURS AND THEREFORE WILL LIKELY RETAIN ITILL HURRICANE
INTENSITY AS I T LEAVES T l l R NORTI? COAST. REINTENSIFICATION WILL BEGIN LATE T H I S AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
,
THE HURRICANE SHOULD PASS NEAR BUT PROBABLY TO THE WEST OF THE RAGGED ISLAND GROUP I N THE BAHAMAS TONIGHT AND PRECAUTIONS
AQAINST HURRICANE WINDS HIGH T I D E S AND ROUGH SEAS SHOULD BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY I N THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS INCLUDING THE RAGGED
ISLANDS ACKLINS CROOKED LONG GREAT EXUMA AND ANDROS.
ALL SMALL CRAFT I N THE SOUTHERN AND CEWI'RAL BAHAMAS SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT AND SHOULD NOT VENTURE FAR FROM FORT I N THE NORTHERN
BAHAMAS AND ALONQ THE LOWER EAST FLORIDA COAST,
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTINUED AROUND HISPANIOLA PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS UNTIL SWELLS AND SEAS SUBSIDE,
THE NEXT REOULAR ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA WILL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 PM E S T .
DUNN
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU ADVISORY NUMBER
18 HIIRRICANE FLORA 9 PM EST FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 1963.
PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HURRICANE WINDS HIGII TIDES AMI ROUGH SEAS I N THE WESTERN AND c e N r m BAHAMAS PROM ANDROS NASSAU ELEUTHERA
AND CAT.ISLANDS SOUTHWARD SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. TNE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORA SHOULD PASS NEAR
THE RAGGED ISLANDS TONIGHT
APPROACH TME AREA BETWEEN SOUTllEllN ANDROS AND GREAT XXUMA DURING SATURDAY.
+
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTINUED AROUND EASTERN CUBA HISPANIOLA PUERTO R I C O AND THE V I R G I N ISLANDS UNTI'.
SEAS SUBSIDE.
FLORA WAS WCATED AT LATITUDE 20.7 NORTH LONGITODE 75.2 WEST. T H I S POSITION IS ABOUT 55 STATUTE
AT 5 pM EST,..22002.,.HURRICANE
M I L E S NORTH OF GUANTANAMO BAY AND 500 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MIAMI. I T IS MOVING NORTH NORTIWESTWARD AT ABOUT 1 0 MPH.
FLORA PROBABLY LOST A LI'ITLE INTENSITY I N PASSING OVER THE H I L L Y S E C I I O N S OF ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA BUT SHOULD BEGIN To REINTENSIFY
SHORTLY AS THE CENTER MOVES OVP THE NORTHEAST COAST OF CUBA. HIGHEST WINDS ARE NOW ESTIMATED AT 115 MPH OVER A SMALL AREA NEAR
THE CENTER. GALE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OWrWARD 175 STATUTE MILES I N THE NORTH AND EAST QUADRANTS AND 85 MILES I N THE SOUTH AND WEST
QUADRANTS.
THE HURRICANE I S EXPECTED TO CONTINUE NORTH NORTHWESTWARD AT ABOUT 10 MPH DURING Tt'R PEXT 12 HOURS. AT PRESENT TIME THE S T E E R I K l
CURRENT OVER THE HURRICANE I S VERY WEAK. THE CHANCES OF THE CENTER REACHING THE SOWN FLORIDA COAST IS CONSIDERED L E S S THAN 50
"PERCENT.
HOWEVER ALL INTERESTS ON THE FLORIDA EAST COAST ARE URGED TO KEEP I N CONSTANT TOUCH WITH FUTURE ADVISORIES DURLNQ THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.
ALL SMALL CRAFT I N THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY AND I N THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS AND ALOK; THE
LOWER EAST FLORIDA COAST SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT SATURDAY. S H I P S I N THE PATH OF THE HURRICANE SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION,
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA WILL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 11 PM EST WITH AN INTERMEDIATE
BULLETIN AT 8 PM E S T .
DUNN
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE FLORA BULLETIN
POR PRESS RADIO AND TELEVISION 8 PM EST FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 1963.
HURRICANE FLORA WAS W R Y NEAR PUWI"A LUCRECIA ON THE NORTHEAST COAST OF CUBA AT 8 I74 E S T AROUND LATITUDE 2 1 . 1 NORTH LONGITUDE
PUNTA LUCRECIA REPORTED 85 MPH WIND AT 6 PM E S T AND MOST OF ORIENTE PROVINCE CUBA HAS RECEIVED HURRICANE FORCE WINDS
75.6 WEST.
AND TORRENTIAL RAINS TODAY. GALES EXTEND 175 MILES NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER.
PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HURRICANE WINDS AND HIGH T I D E S SHOULD BE CONTINUED OR COMPLETED THROUGH THE SOUTH CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND NORTH
CEHTRAL CURA. CONDITIONS WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE I N EXTRLSME EASTERN CUBA AS THE HURRICANE MOVES TOWARD THE NORTHWEST 10 MPH
TONIGHT.
ROUGH SEAS AND SURF WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE NORTHERN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS AND SPREAD THROUGH THE BAHAMAS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY AM)
PROBABLY REACH THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA COAST SATURDAY. SMALL CRAFP I N THIS HUGE AREA FROM SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA THROUGH THE
BAHAMAS AND NORTHERN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT,
PEOPLE ALONG THE FLORIDA EAST COAST SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH FUTURE ADVISORIES.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE I S S U E D BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 11 PM EST.
KRAFT
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NIMBER
19 FLORA 11 PM E S T FRIDAY OCTOBER 4, 1963.
PRECAUTIONS AQAINST HURRICANE WINDS AND HIGH T I D E S SHOULD BE CONTINUED OR COMPLETED THROUGH NORTH CENTRAL CUBA AND I N THE BAHAMAS
FROM ACKLINS ISLAND TO ANDROS ISLAND. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT SATVRDAY BECAUSE OF ROUGH SEAS AND SURF ALL THE WAY FROM
SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA THROUGH THE BAHAMAS AND THE NORTHERN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS.
FLORA WAS J U S T OFF THE NORTHEAST CUBA COAST NEAR LATITUDE 2 1 . 2 NORTH LONGITUDE 7 6 . 0 WEST OR
AT 11 M EST...04002...HlURRICANE
ABOUT 425 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MIAMI.
THE CENTER PASSED VERY CLOSE TO PUNTA LUCRECIA CUBA AND THEY REPORTED THEIR HIGHEST WINDS NEAR 119 MPH. GALES EXTEN0 OUT l.75
M I L E S NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER AND 85 M I L E S W THE SOUTHWEST. FLORA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST 10 MPH.
INDICATIONS ARE THAT I T WILL CONTINUE T H I S NORTHWEST MOVEMENT AND INCREASE
AND EARLY SATURDAY.
SOME
IN INTENSITY WHILE MOVING OUT OVER WATER W N I Q H T
T H I S IS A LARGE POWERFUL HURRICANE AND CONI'INWED NORTHWESTMOVEMENT INCREASES THE THREAT TO SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA.
SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH PUTURE ADVISORIES AND PROBABLE WARNINQS SATURDAY.
ALL INTERESTS
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE I S S U E D BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 AM EST WITH AN INTERMEDIATE BULLETIN AT 2 AM EST.
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MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE FLORA BULLETIN FOR PRIZSS RADIO AND TELEVISION 2 AM E S T OCTOBER 5, 1963.
AT 2 AM E S T HURRICANE FLORA W A S CENTERED ON TtlE NORTHEAST COAST OF CUBA NEAR LATITUDE 21.3 NORTH LONGITUDE 76.5 WST. M C H O p
ORIENTE PROVINCE CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE IIURRICANE FORCE WINUSAND HEAVY RAINS. WINDS OP 115 MPH WERE REPORTED EARLIER AT PUNTA
LUCRECLA. RAGGED ISLAND I N TlIlX SOUTll CENTRAL BAllAMAS IlAS ALSO REPORTED WINDS OP NEAR HURRICANE FORCE.
ALL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST DANGEROUS WINDS IlIGll T I D E S AND IIEAVY RAINS SIIOULD BE CONTINUED TIIROUGH CENTRAL AND EASTGRN CUBA AMI
NORTHWARD TllROUGll TllE BAllAMAS TO ACKLINS TllY CYUMAS ANn ANDROS ISLAND.
THE MOTION OP TIIE IIURRICANE MAY ns SOMEWIIATERRATIC FOR TIIE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS SINCE MUCII CF THE CIRCULATION IS STILL INFLUENCED
BY TI16 HILLY SECTIONS OP EAST CUBA. INDICATIONS ARE FOR MOVEMENT GENERALLY TOWARD THE~NORTHWESTTO WEST NORTHWEST AT ABOUT 10
MPH FOR THE NEXT 12 IIOURS. 'PIIIS INCREASES 'IIIE TIIREAT TO SOUTH FMRLDA AND ALL INPERESTS SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH FUTURE
ADVISORIES FOR PROBAULY WARNINGS LATER TODAY,
SMALL CRAIT PROM 1116 STORM AREA NOII'I'IIWESTWAIUI lllROUGll THE BAHAMAS TO THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF L.'LORIDA SllOULD REMAIN I N PORT
BECAUSE OF INCREASING SEAS AND SURb'.
TllE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISRUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER RUREAU AT 5 AM EST.
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MIAMI WEATHER DUREAU HURRXCANE ADVISORY NUMBER 20 F M R A 5 AM E S T OCTOBER 5, 1963.
ALL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST DANGEROUS WINDS IlIQll T I D E S AND HEAVY RAINS SHOULD BE CONTINUED THROUQH CENTRAL AND EASTERN CUBA AND
NORTHWARD 11lROuOI1 1 l l E DAllAMAS TO '11111 AREA PROM ACKLINS TO ANDROS ISLAND. SEVERE FLGQDING MAY BE EXPECTED I N EASTERN CUBA.
SMALL CRAFT NONTHWARD TtfI~OUCII V I E DAIIAMAS AND ALONO THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA COAST SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT BECAUSE OF ROUQH SEAS
AND SURF.
HURRICANE VLORA IlAS DEEN FIDVINU ERRATICALLY W R I N G nIE PAST FEW HOURS BUT IS DRIFTINO SLOWLY WESTWARD AND THE CENTER HAS REMAINED
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.8 NORTH LONGITUDE 76.8 WEST, THIS POSITION IS ABOUT 75 STATUTE
OVER CUBA, AT 5 AM EST...lOOOZ...IT
M I L E 3 SOUTllEAST OF CAMAGUBY CUDA.
HIOllEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED ADOUT 100 MPH NEAR TllE CENTER.
AND 100 MILES TO TllE SOUlllWS'C.
GALES EXTEND OVPWARD ABOUT 175 MILES NORTII AND EAST OF THE CENTER
INDICATIONS ARE TllAT FLORA WILL M O W RATIIER SLOWLY AT ADOUT 7 MPH TOWARD THE NORTHWEST TODAY. THIS WILL RESULT I N THE
CIRCULATION OF TlIB IIURRICANE I N I N Q A I W X T E D DY TI16 TERRAIN OF CUBA AND A SLIGHT DECREASE I N THE MAXIMUM WINDS SHOUU) OCCUR.
HOWEVER TllIS REMAIN8 A LARGE AND POWEIWUL HURRICANE.
TllE SLOWER MOVEMNT ON TIIE PRESENT COURSE MEANS TtIAT FLORA COULD NOT SERIOUSLY AFFECT THE SOUTH FLORIDA AREA TODAY OR MNIGHT.
HOWEVER ALL INTERESTS SllOULD KEEP I N TOUCll WITH TllE ADVISORIES POR THE P O S S I B I L I T Y O F WARNINGS BEINQ ISSUED LATER TODAY.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL DE ISSUED AT 11 AM E S T WITH AN INTERMEDIATB BULLETIN AT 8 AM EST,
MOORE
EfIAMI WATIIBR BUREAU IIURRICANE FLORA RIILLETIN 8 AM EST SATURDAY OCPODER 5 1963.
HURRICANE FLORA 1IAS REMAINED ALMOST STATIONARY FOR "IlE PAST 3 llOURS AND AT 8 AM EST WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 20.7 N LONGITUDE
77.0 W. THIS IS IN SOlffllEASTERN CUBA ABOUT 7 0 MILES SOUTllEAST OF CAMAGUEY. HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED 100 MPH I N SQUALLS
NEAR TllE CENTER. WINDS OF ADOUT IIURRICANE FORCE ARE BEING REPORTED AT SANTIAGO ON TllE SOUTH COAST AND PUNTA LUCRECIA ON W E
NORTH COAST OF CUBA. GALES EXTEND OUT TO TIlE VICINTTY OP ANDROS AND RAGGED ISLANDS I N THE BAHAMAS.
THE EFPECT OP TllE TERRAIN OF CUBA ON TllE HURRICANE CIRCULATION HAS BEEN TO DISTORT I T AND TO SLIGHTLY REDUCE THE HIGHEST WINDS
BUT FLORA RCMAINS INTENSE. ALL PRECAUTIONS SIIOULD DE CONTINUED AGAINST DANGEROUS WINDS HIGH TIDES AND HEAVY RAINS OVER CENTRAL
AND EASTERN CUDA AND NORTllWARD TIIROUGH THE BAllAMAS TO INCLUDE THE AREA FROM ACKLINS ISLAND TO ANDROS ISLAND. SERIOUS FLOODINQ
MAY BE EXPECTED I N EASTERN CUBA. SMALL CRAFT PROM THE NORTH COAST OF JAMAICA TO THE BAHAMAS AND THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA COAST
SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT BECAUSE OF ROUGH SEAS AND SURF.
THE HURRICANES FORWARD MOTION I S BEING RETARDED BY LAND PRICTIDN OVER CUBA AND BY A LARQE HIOH PRESSURE AREA TO THE NORTH.
TREND TODAY AND TOWIGHT IS EXPECTED TO DE TOWARD THE NORTHWEST TO WEST NORTHWEST AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF ADOUT 7 MPH.
THE
THE SLOW MOTION WOULD NOT DRING DANGEROUS WINDS TO SOUTHEAST FLORIDA TODAY OR TONIGHT HOWEVER ALL INTERESTS SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH
WITH FUTURE ADVICES.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL DE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 11 AM EST.
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MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER
21 FLORA 11 AM E S T OCTOBER 5 , 1963.
ALL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST DANGEROUS WINDS HIGH T I D E S AND HEAVY RAINS SHOULD BE CONTINUED THRU CENTRAL AND EASTERN CUBA NORTHWARD
THRU THE BAHAMAS TO THE ACKLINS AND ANDROS ISLANDS.
SEVERE FLOODING I S EXPECTeD OVER EASTERN CUBA.
SMALL CRAFT FROM JAMAICA NORTHWARD THRU THE BAHAMAS AND THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA COAST AND KEYS SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT,
HURRICANE F t O R A HAS REMAINED NEARLY STATIONARY DURING THE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS' AND AT 11 AM EST.. ,16002.. .THe CENTER
WAS ESTIMATED TU BE AT LATITUDE 20.7 N LONGITUDE 7 7 . 0 W OR ABOUT 75 STATUTE MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAMAGUEY CUBA.
HIGHEST WINDS HAVE DECREASED A L I l T L E AND ARE NOW ESTIMATED AROUND 80 MPH MAINLY I N SQUALLS AROUND THE CENTER OVER EASTERN CUBA
WHILE GALES EXTEND OUTWARD ABOUT 175 MILES NORTH AND EAST OF THE CEWl'ER AND 100 MILES M THE SOUTHWEST.
FLORA I S WRECAST TO REMAIN ESSENTIALLY STATIONARY DURTNG TIlE NEXT 6 M 12 HOURS WITH A SUW WESWARD DRIFT INDICATED THEREAFTER
WHICH WOULD PLACE THE CENTER ALQNG THE SOUTH CUBAN COAST TONIGHT. THE LONGER THE CENTER REMAINS OVER LAND THE MORE THE
HURRICANE WILL WEAKEN HOWEVER SOME REGENERATION I S MOST LIKELY AFTER THE CENTER MOVES OVER WATER.
S I N C E THE FUTURE COVRSE AND STRENCTH OF FLORA IS UNCERTAIN ALL INTERESTS SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH LATER ADVICES AND BULLETINS.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE I S S U E D BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 PM EST WITII AN INTERMEDIATE BULLETIN AT 2 PM.
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MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE FLORA BULLETIN FOR P R E S S RADIO AND TV 2 PM EST OCTOBER 5 1963.
HURRICANE FLORA IS NEARLY STATIONARY OVER 1'HE ORIENTE PROVINCE OF CUBA AND AT 2 PM WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 2 0 . 3 N LONQITUDB
THERE HAS PROBABLY BEEN
7 6 . 9 W OR ABOUT 100 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAMAGUEY AND ABOUT THE SAME DISTANCE WEST OF GUANTANAMD BAY.
A L I T T L E SOUTHWARD DRIFT OF THE CENTER AND I T APPEARS THAT I T MAY BE LEAVING THE SIERRA MAESTRA MOUNTAIN AREA AND ATIEMPTINO To
EMERGE AWNG THE SOUTH COAST.
ALL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST DANGEROUS WINDS HIGH T I D E S AND HEAVY RAINS SHOULD BE CONTINUED THRU EASTERN CUBA AND NORTHWARD TU "HE
RAGGED ISLANDS I N THB BAHAMAS. SEVERE FLOODING IS EXPECTED OVER EASTERN CUBA PRINCIPALLY OVER THE ORIENTE PROVINCE. SMALL
CRAFT FROM JAMAICA NORTHWARD OVER MOST OF CUBA INCLUDING THE WINDWARD PASSAGE AREA THE BAHAMAS AND LONG THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA
COAST AND KEYS SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 80 MPH AT THE PRESENT TIME. EARLIER MDAY WINDS OF HURRICANE FORCE WERE REPORTED AT PUNTA
LUCRECIA AND SANTIAGO WITH ONE REPORT TO NEAR 100 MPH AT GUANTANAMO. HEAVY RAINS ARE OCCURRING WITH THE HIGH WINDS ALTHOUGH
TUTAL RAINFALL AM)UNTS OVER CUBA ARE NOT AVAILABLE AND NO PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE REPORTS HAVE REACHED T H I S O F F I C E ,
S I N C E THE FUTURE COURSE OF PIX)RA IS UNCERTAIN AND SINCE SOME INCREASE I N INTENSITY I S QUITE LIKELY ONCE THE CENTER MOVES OVER
WATER ALL INTERESTS SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH LATER ADVICES.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE I S S U E D BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 PM EST.
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MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 22 FLORA 5 PM E S T SATURDAY OCIOBER 5 1963.
ALL PRECAUTIONS AGAINST DANGEROUS WINDS HIGH T I D E S AND HEAVY RAINS SHOULD BE CONTINUED THROUGH CENTRAL AND EASTERN CUBA AND
NORTHWARD TU THE RAGGED ISLANDS I N THE BAHAMAS.
WHILE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE SOME OVER EASTERN CUBA SEVERE FLOODING IS EXPECTED M CONTINUE 'lVNIGHT AND SUNDAY PROBABLY
SPREADING WESTWARD INPO TllE CENTRAL PORTION OF CUBA DURING SUNDAY.
SMALL CRAFT FROM JAMAICA NORTHWARD AROUND M)ST OF CUBA INCLUDING THE WINDWARD PASSAGE AREA THE BAHAMAS AND ALOW THE SOUTHEAST
FLORIDA COAST AND KEYS SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT.
CUBAN WEATHER REPORTS INDICATE THAT HURRICANE I W R A HAS REMAINED ESSENTIALLY STATIONARY DURING THE DAY AND AT 5 PM E S T . . . 0 4 0 0 F . . .
WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 20.5 NORTH LONGITUDE 7 7 . 0 WEST WHICH I S NEAR THE TOWN OF MANZANILLO SOME 75 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAMAGUEY,
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED NEAR HURRICANE W R C E PROBABLY NEAR 80 MPH MAINLY I N SQUALLS AROUND THE CENTER WHILE GALES EXTEND
OUTWARD 175 M I i E S NORTH AND EAST O F THE CENTER AND 100 MILES TO THE SOUTHWEST.
FLORA I S FORECAST TO MOVE ON A SLOW WESTERLY COURSE O F 5 TU 8 MPH ALONO THE SOVIH CUBAN COAST WITH NEAR HURRICANE FORCE WINDS I N
SQUALLS TONIGHT PROBABLY INCREASING I N INTENSITY OR BECOMING A L I T T L E BETTER ORGANIZED LATE TONIGHT OR SUNDAY. L I T T L E CHANGE I N
S I Z E I S INDICATED,
S I N C E THE EXACT COURSE AND RATE OF CHANGE OF INTENSITY ARE UNCERTAIN ALL INTERESTS SHOULD KEEP I N M U C H WITH LATER ADVICES.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 11 PM E S T WITH AN INTERMEDIATE BULLETIN AT ,6 PM EST.
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MAMI WEATtIER BUREAU HURRICANE FLORA BULLETIN I*DR PRESS RADIO AND TELEVISION
8 PM EST SATURDAY OCTORER 5 1963
REPORTS FROM CUBA INDICATE THAT HURRICANE FLORA IlAS DRII'1'BD SJBWLY WLSlWARU U U R l W THE PAST PEW HOURS.
CENTERED OVER TtIE DAY JUST WEST OF MANZANJLLO CUBA NEAR LATiTUDE 20.5 NORTll LONGITUDE 77.2 WEST.
AT 8 PM E S T I T WAS
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED NEAR IIURRICANB FORCI! I N SQIJALLS AROUND l l l E CENTER AND G A L I S EXTEND OUT 175 MILES NORTH AND EAST OF
THE CENTER AND 100 MILES TO 11115 SOU'TIIWCST.
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTJNUED AGAINST DANGEROUS WINDS HIOII T I D E S AND IIEAVY RAINS WITH SOME FLOODING THROWH C E N T N AND
EASTERN CUBA AND NORlINARD 1'0 l l l E RAGGED ISLANDS I N TIIE DAIIAMAS,
SMALL CRAFT FROM JAMAICA NORl'IIWARD AROUND MOST OF CUBA INCLUDING THE WINDWARD PASSAGE AREA TlIE BAHAMAS AND ALONG THE SOUTHEAST
FLORIDA COAST AND KEYS SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT SINCE SEAS ARE VERY ROUGH.
HURRICANE FLORA WILL PRODABLY KIVE A LI'lTL1C FASTER TOWARD TIIE WEST FOR THE NEXT 12 HOURS OR SO.
AND ALL INTERESTS SllOULD KEEP I N TOUCII WI'17l LATRR ADVICES.
SOME TURN I S LIKELY THERBAmER
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 11 PM EST.
KRAFP
MIAMI WEATIIER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMCER 23 FLORA 11 PM E S T SATURDAY OCTOBER 5 1963.
HURRICANE FLORA IIAS MOVED OUT OVER TllE WATER SOUTH OF CUBA AND AT 11 PM E S T . . . 0 4 0 0 2 . . . W A S
NEAR LATITUDE 2 0 . 5 NORTH LONQITUDE
77.6 WEST OR ABOUT 30 MILES WEST O F MANZANILLO CUBA AND 400 MILES SOUTH SOVTHEAST O F MIAMI. I T I S D R I F T I K : WESTWARD 5 MPH.
SOME REINTENSIPICATION HAS BEGUN AND HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED 100 MPH IN SQUALLS EXTENDING OUT 50 MILES FROM THE CENTER.
QALES EXTEND 175 MILES NORTH AND EAST OF THE CENTER AND 100 MILES TO THE SOUTHWEST.
PRECAUTIONS SllOULD IIE CONTINUED AGAINST DANGEROUS WINDS HIGH T I D E S AND HEAVY RAINS WITH SOME FLOODING THROUGH CENTRAL AND EASTERN
CUBA AND NOR'XIIWARD TO TlIE RAGGED ISLANDS AND SOUTHWARD TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS,
SMALL CRAFC FROM JAMAICA AND THE CAYMANS NORTIIWARD AROUND MlST O F CUBA INCLUDING THE WINDWARD PASSAGE AREA
AND ALONG THE SOlPllIEAST FLORIDA COAST AND KEYS SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT SINCE SEAS ARE VERY ROUGH.
THROUGH THE BAHAMAS
INDICATIONS ARE FOR CONTINUED WESTWARD MOVEMENT PRODABLY AT A SLIGHTLY FASTER RATE TONIGHT WITH A GRADUAL TURN WEST NORTHWEST
SUNDAY. T H I S PATH CARRIES TllE IIURRICANE OVER TlIE WATERS SOUTH O F CUBA AND SOME FURTIIER INTENSIFICATION I S ANTICIPATED AS THE
HURRICANE BECOMES DETI'ER ORGANIZED.
T H I S IS STILL A LARGE AND DANGEROUS IIURRICANE AND ALL INTERESTS SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCII WITH FUTURE ADVICES.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED DY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 AM EST.
KRAFT
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 24 FLORA
5 AM EST OClVBER 6 1963.
AT 5 AM EST...lOOOZ...HURRICANE
FLORA WAS CENTERED O F F THE SOUTH COAST O F CUBA NEAR LATITUDE 20.4 NORTH LONOITUDE 78.1 WEST,
T H I S POSITION IS ABOW 70 STATUTE MILES SOUTH O F CAMAGUEY CUBA AND 380 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST O F MIAMI. FLORA IS MOVING WESTWARD
ABOUT 6 MPH.
SOME INCREASE I N INTENSITY OCCURRED AS THE HURRICANE CENTER MOVED BACK OVER CARIBBEAN WATERS AND HIGHEST WINDS ARE NOW ESTIMATED
110 MPH NEAR THE CENTER.
REPORTS FROM CAMAQUEY HAVE SHOWN SUSTAINED WINDS OF NEAR HURRICANE FORCE WITH HIGHER GUSTS, QALES
EXTEND OUTWARD 175 MILES TO THE NORTH AND EAST O F TIIE CENTER AND 100 MILES TO THE SOUTHWEST.
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTINUED AGAINST DANGEROUS WNDS HIGH T I D E S AND HEAVY RAINS THROUGH CEN'IRAL AND Ek9TERN CUBA AND SOUTHWARD
TU THE CAYMAN ISLANDS. INTERESTS I N THE CAYMAN ISLANDS SllOULJl COMPLETE ALL PROTECTIVE MEASURES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
CONDITIONS ARE SLOWLY IMPROVING I N THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS. SEVERE FLOODING WILL LIKELY OCCUR I N CUBA. OVER ELEVEN
INCHES OF RAIN HAS BEEN MEASURED AT QUANTANAMO BAY DURINQ THE PASSAGE O F THE HURRICANE.
SMALL C W FROM JAMAICA AND THE CAYMANS E:DRTHWARD AROUND CUBA AND FROM THE BAHAMAS TO THE SOUTH FLORIDA AREA SHOULD REMAIN I N
PORT SINCE SEAS ARE ROWH.
INDICATIONS ARE FOR A CONTINUED WESTWARD MlVEMENT O F THE HURRICANE TODAY AT ABOUT 6 MPH WITH A GRADUAL TURN TO A MORE WEST
NORTHWESTERLY COURSE LIKELY BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT. WITH T H I S COURSE OVER THE WARM WATERS SOUTH O F CUBA FLORA WILL R W I N AN
INTENSE AND DANGEROUS llURRfCANE. ALL INTERESTS SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH FURTHER ADVICES.
W E NEXT REQULAR ADVISORY WILL DE ISSUED AT 11 AM EST WITH AN INTERMEDIATE BULLETIN I F WARRANTED.
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MAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE FLORA BULLETIN 8 AM EST RUNVAY OCTOBER 6 1963.
WHILE AT THIS TIME THE
THREAT TO SOUTH FLORIDA FROM HURRICANE FLORA HAS NOT SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED THE AREA OF SQUALLS I S EXPANDINQ. FAIRLY STEADY
WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH MAY BE EXPECTED X N Tl1E DISPLAY AREA WITII GllSTS I N OCCASIONAL SQUALLS UP To 45 MPH. SEAS WILL BE ROUQH.
HOIST QALE WARNINQS 8 AM EST PROM STUART THROUGH TllE I%ORIDA KEYS AND NORTHWARD To EVERGLADES CITY.
I N THE ANDROS ISLAND AREA SUSTAINED WIND OF 40 TO 50 MPH WILL OCCUR OCCASIONALLY 60 TO 65 MPH I N SQUALLS. WINDS ALONO THE
FLORIDA COAST AND ANDROS ISLAND ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE STRONG PRESSURE ORAJXENT EXISTINQ BETWEEN THE HIQH PRESSURE CENTER
VIRQINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA AND HURRICANE FLORA.
own
AT 8 AM EST HURRICANE FLORA WAS LOCATED I N APPROXIMATELY LATITUDE 2 0 . 1 NORTH LONQITUDE'78.3 WEST WVINQ SLOWLY WESTWARD AT ABOUT
6 MPH. ?MIS POSITION I S ABOW 7 0 STATUTE MILES SOUnl SOUTHWEST OP CAMAQUEY CUBA AND 380 MILES SOUTH SOUTHBAST OF MAMI.
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTINUED M A I N S T DANOEROIJS WINDS HIOR TIDES AND HEAVY RAINS THRDUQH CENTRAL AND EASTERN CUBA AM)
SOUTHWARD TO THE C A W ISLANDS. INTERESTS I N THE CAYMAN ISLANDS SHOULD COMPLETE ALL PROTECTIVE HEASURES AS QUICKLY AS
POSSIBLE AND PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES SHOULD BE BEGUN IN WESTERN CUBA POR HIJRRICANE WINDS QRADIJALLY SPREADIM WESTWARD OVER THE
ISLAND TONIQHT AND MONDAY.
SMALL CRAFT THROUQHOUT THE BAHAMAS EXTREME SOUTHERN FLORIDA CUBA AND SOUTHWARD AS FAR AS JAMAICA AND WAN ISLAND SHOULD REMAIN
I N PORT. ROUOH SEAS AND HEAVY SWELLS ARE QENERAL THROUQHOUT THE WESTERN ANTILLES.
ALL INTERESTS I N THESE AREAS SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH FURTHER ADVICES.
DUNN
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY N W E R 25 FLORA 11 AM EST OCTOBER 6 1963.
...
AT 11 AH EST
1600Z...HURRICANE FLORA W A S CENTERED OFF THE SOUTH COAST OF CUBA NEAR LATITUDE 2 0 . 4 NORTH LONQITUDE 78.4 WEST.
T H I S POSITION IS ABOUT 7 0 STATUTE MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF CAMMUEY CUBA AND 380 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MIAMI, FLARA IS
HOVINQ WESTWARD ABOUT 4 m.
HIQHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 110 MPH NEAR nlE CENTER. Q U B S NOW EXTEND OUTWARD I N OCCASIONAL SQUALM SOME 400 STATUTE MILES
I N THE NORTHERN SEMICIRCLE 200 MILES I N THE SOUTHEAST QUADRANT AND 130 MILES I N THE SOUTHWEST QUADRANT.
HURRICANE FLORA WILL MOVE VERY LITl'LE DURINQ THE NEXT 12 HOURS. SINCE A LARQE PORTION OF THE CIRCULATION WILL REMAIN OVER CUBA
LITTLE INTENSIFICATION IS EXPECTED. THE THREAT TO SOUTH FLORIDA HAS NOT INCREASED EIQNLFICANTLY.
QALE WARNINQS ARE UP ALOW THE FLORIDA COAST FROM STUART TO EVEROLADES CITY AND SMALL CRAFT WARNINQS ELSEWHERE ST AUOUBTfNE 'IO
TARPON SPRINOS. PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTINUED FOR DAKIEROUS WINDS HIQH TIDES AND HEAW RAINS THRU CENTRAL AND EASTERN CUBA
AND SOUTHWARD TO THE C A W ISLANDS, INTERESTS I N THE CAYMANS SHOULD COMPLETiT ALL PROTECTIVE MEASURES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
SEVERE PtOODINQ WILL OCCUR I N EASTERN AND CENTRAL CUBA.
SEAS ARE VERY ROUQH THROWOUT THE WESTERN ANTILLES I N THE SOUTHEAST GULF OF MEXICO AND I N THE ATLAHPIC OFF THE FLORIDA BAST
SMALL CRAFT I N THESE AREAS SHOULD REMAIN I N SAFE HARBOR.
COAST,
ALL INTERESTS I N THE WESTERN ANTILLES AND IN THE FLORIDA PEMNSUIAR SHOULD KEEP IN MUCH WITH FURTHER ADVICES. WHILE LITl'LB
M3VlW.W IS EXPECTED DURINQ THE NEXT 12 TO 18 HOURS SOME RADICAL CHAN3ES I N THE DIRECTION OF MovBHENT ARE PROBABLE THISREAPTBR,
THE NEXT
REOULAR ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AT 5
PM EST WITH AN INTERMEDIATE BULLETIN AT
2
PM.
DUNN
MIAMI MATHER BUREAU HURRICANE PU)RA BULLETIN 2 PM k8? S W A Y CGMBER 6 1963'.
SURFACE REPORTS PROM CUBA INDICATE HURRICANE FLORA HAS bWE0 LITTLE DURINQ THE LAST 3 HOURS, AT 2 PM EST I T IS ESTIMATED 'IO BE
CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 2 0 . 4 NORTH LOKIITUDE 78.4 WEST OR MOWT 7 0 STATUTE M Z S SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF CAMAQUEY AND 3SO MILES SOUTH
SOUTHEAST OF MIAMI.
HIQHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 110 MPH NEAR THE CENTER, QALES EXTEND OUTWARD I N OCCASIONAL SQUALLS SOME 400 STATUTE MILES I N
THE NORTHERN SEMICIRCLE 200 MILES I N THE SOUTHEAST WADRANT AND 130 MILES I N THE SOUTHWEST QUADRANT.
HURRICANE FLORA IS EXPECTBD TO MWB VERY LITTLE DURINO THE NEXT 12 HOURS, SINCE A LARQE PORTION OF THE CIRCULATION WILL REMAIN
OVER CUBA LITTLE_ IWENSIFICATION IS LIKELY. THE THREAT TO SOUTH FLORIDA HAS NOT INCREASED S I Q N f F I C A H n Y .
GALE WARMNOS ARE DISPLAYED ALONQ THE FLORIDA COAST FROM STUART TO WERQLADES CITY AND SMALL CRAPT WARNINQS ELSEWHERE ST
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTINUE0 FOR OAWEROUS WINDS HIQH TIDES AND HEAVY RAIN THRU CENTRAL AND
AUQUSTINE TO TARPON SPRINQS.
EASTERN CUBA AND SOUTHWARD TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS. INTERESTS I N THE CAYMANS SHOULD COMPLETE ALL PROTECI'IVE MEASURES AS QUICKLY
AS POSSIBLE. SEVERE FLCQDINQ WILL OCCUR I N EASTERN CUBA. SOME FUX)DINCJ HAS BEEN REPORTED I N JAMAICA AND THE DANGER WILL
I
INCREASE AS THE RAINS CONTINUE.
THROUGHOUT THE WESTERNANTILLES I N THE SOUTHEAST QULF OF m1c0 AND IN THE m m n c OFF THE FLORIDA
SMALL CRAFT I N THESE AREAS SHOULD REMAIN I N SAFE HARBOR.
ARE VERY ROW
COAST.
EAST
47 MPH AT THE MIAMI WEA'IIIER BUREAU
ALONQ THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA COAST AND KEYS WINDS ARE AVERMINQ 25 M 50 MPH WITH A OUST
OFFICE LATE T H I S MORNINQ. SEAS WERE REPORTED AS VERY ROUGH OFF THE FLORIDA EAST COAST WITH TIDES 1 M 2 FZE3 ABoVg NORMAL.
SOME LOCAL FLOODIM AND BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED ON THE SOUTHEAST COAST.
ALL INTERESTS I N THE WESTERN AKFILLES AND I N THE FLORIDA PENINSULA SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH FURTHER AWICES. WHILE LITTLE
MOveMeNT IS EXPECTED DlJRINQ THE NEXT 12 To 18 HOURS SCME RADICAL CHANOES I N THE DIRECTION OF MOVEMENT ARE PROBMLE THEREAFPER,
THE NEXT REQUWR ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AT
5 PM EST.
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MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE FLORA R I L L W I N 2 M
I' L'S'I' MONDAY OCiY>RER 7 1963.
REPORTS FROM RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAPP ANI) CllllAN kr1~AW11311STATIONS INDICATI? TllAT IIURRICANE I'LORA REMAINS ESSENTIALLY STATIONARY
NEAR LATITUDE 2 1 . 0 NORTII LONGITUDE 7 R . O MIST AT 2 PM EST. THIS POSI'I'ION I S DETWIILN TllE SOU'I11 COAST OF CUBA AND TllE C I T Y OF
CAMAOUEY AND I S SOME 3x0 MILES [email protected] SOIITllltAST OP MIAMI.
W I n l VIE CENTER NOW A SNORT DISTANCE INLAND I N CUUA 111BR11 I l A S PRODAnLY HEEN A SLIGIIT DECREASE I N MAXIMUM WINDS. IIOWVER SANTIm
IUS CONTINUED TO REPORT GUSTS OF NKAR IIURKICAW FORCE AND I T I S ESTIMATEI) 111AT WlNDS OF 75 To 8 5 MPH COVER A SMALL AREA NEAR THE
CENTER.
GALE WARNINGS REMAIN DISPLAYED ALONG TIIE 17LORIDA COAST FROM STUART AND EVERGLADES C I T Y SOUTllWARD 'PIIROUGII TllB KEYS FOR VERY ROUOH
SEAS AND SQUALLY CONDITIONS. SMALL CRAI'P AROUND MnST OF FLORIDA AND TlIROllGll 'IXE BAHAMAS NAVE BEEN ADVISED TO REMAIN I N PORT.
I l E A W RAlNS ARlC CONTINUING NORTlI AN0 CAST 01' 1116 IIURRICANE CENTER FROM .JAMAICA TO THE BAIIAMAS WITH CONTINUED FLOODING iNDICATED
I N RASPERN CUUA AND .JAMAICA.
TIlliRE I S YET NO EVIDENCE 01: 'Ill$ BEGINNING OF ANY SIGNIFICANT MOVEMENT ALRIOUGII A VERY SLOW NORTHWARD DRIPI' MAY OCCUR DURING WE
NIGIIT, TIIIS WOULD RESULT IN AN INCREASE I N WINDS I N TllE SOUTll CENTRAL BAHAMAS BUI L I T T L E CllANOE AROUND FLORIDA TIlIS AmERNOON
OR TONIGIIT.
ALL TNTERESTS SIIOULD CONTINUE 1'0 WATClI TIIE ADVISORIES UNTIL
W E FUTURE COURSE OF FLORA I S ESTABLISHED.
nlE NEXT ADVISORY WIU Ulr ISSUED BY THE MTAMI mATIIBR BUREAU A T , 5 PM E S T .
MOORE
MIAMI WltAlllER BUREAU IIURRICANE ADVISORY NUMDER 30 FLORA 9 PM E S T MONDAY OCTOBER 7 1963.
AT 5 PM IIST.. .r?dOOZ. ..IIURRICANN FLORA REMAINS ESSENTIALLY STATIONARY NEAR LATITUDE 2 1 . 0 NORTH LONGITUDE 78.0 WEST. T H I S
POSITION IS RElWlZEN TllE SO1I'PII COAST OF C U M AND THE C I T Y OF CAMAGUEY OR SOME 3x0 STATUTE MILES SOUTH SOUTIIEAST OF MIAMI.
MAXIMUM WINDS 1IAW DECREASED SLIGllTLY ANI) ARE NOW ESTIMATED 80 M h l .
350 MILES I N TllE NOR'PIIRRN SEMICIRCLE AND I75 MILES TO 11lE SOUTH.
GALES I N OCCASIONAL SQUALLS EXTEND OUT PROM TIIE CENTER SOME
GALE WARNINGS REMAIN DISPLAYED ALONG 11IE IrLORIDA COAST PROM STUART AND EWRGLADES C I T Y SOUTllWARD TIIROIIGII THE KEYS FOR VERY ROUDH
SEAS AN0 SQUALLY CONDITIONS. SMALL CRAFT AROUND KIST OP FLORIDA AND I N THE BAHAMAS SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT.
H E A W RAINS ARE CONTINUING NORTll AND EAST OP THE IIURRICANE CENTER PROM JAMAICA TO TllE BAHAMAS AND CONTINUED VLLMDING I S I N
PROSPECT FOR EASTERN CUBA AND JAMAICA.
INDICATIONS ARE POR A SLOW NORnlERLY DRIFT AT ABOUT 5 MMI TO BEGIN BY TUESDAY MORNING. I F TIIIS COURSE DEVELOPS WINDS I N SOUTH
FLORIDA WOULD NOT INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY OVRR TllE SQUALLINESS EXPERIENCED DURINO THE PAST m0 DAYS.
HOWEVBR I N VIEW OF T i l R WEAK AM) VARIABLE STEI<RING CURRENTS APPECTINO TIIE HURRICANE ALL INTERESTS SIIOULD WATcll THE ADVISORIES
U N T I L A CONSISTENT COURSE llAS BEEN ESTARLISIIED AND PEOPLE I N TllE CENTRAL AND NORTllERN BAIIAMAS SHOULD CONTINUE ALL PRECAUTIONS.
TIlE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED UY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 11 PM EST.
INTERMEDIATE BULLETIN IS PLANNED.
SINCE CONDITIONS ARE CllANGING SO SLOWLY NO
MOORE
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 31 FLORA 11 PM E S T OCTOBER 7 1963.
...
0 4 0 0 Z . . . T H E CENTER WAS NEAR LATITUDE
HURRICANE FLORA 1lAS REMAINED PRACTICALLY STATIONARY FOR TllE PAST TWO DAYS. AT 11 PM E S T
2 1 . 0 UlNOITUDE 78.0 OR ABOUT 380 MILES SOUTH SOUTIIEAST O P MIAMI, THE L W E S T PRESSURE I S ABOVT 29.20 INCHES.
MAXIMUM WINDS AROUND THE CENTER ARE ESTIMATED AT J U S T HURRICANE FORCE OF 7 5 MPH.
AND 175 MILES M TI16 SOUTH OP TIlE CENTER.
GALES I N SQUALLS EXTEND 350 MILES
INDICATIONS ARE I%R VIE HURRICANE To REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY OR DNIFT A L I m E NORTHWARDS TUESDAY.
C H M E LITI'LE OVER ).IDST O P THE AREA FROM TIE BAHAMAS AND SOUTHERN FLORIDA SOUTHWARD ACROSS CUBA.
To THE NORTH
CONDITIONS I N GENERAL
WILL
ALL INTERGSTS THRU THIS AREA SHOULD WATCH FUTURE ADVICES FOR A MORE D E F I N I T E MOVEMENT OF THE HURRICANE TUESDAY.
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTINUED AGAINST FLOODING I N EASTERN CUBA AND SMALL CRAFT AROUND THE BAHAMAS AND SOUTIERN FLORIDA SHOULD
REMAIN IN PORT RECAIJSE nF ROUGll SEAS AND SQUALLS.
TIlE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 AM EST.
KRAlV
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE MARINE ADVISORY NUMBER 32 FI.ORA 1000% 'I'UESDAY OCTOBER X 1963.
HURRICANE FLORA I S DRIFTING EAST TO NORTIILAST. AT 10002 TllE C W T D R WAS ESTIMATED 'PO BE NEAR LATITUDE 21 . O N MNOITUDE 77.0 W.
T H I S POSITION I S BASED UPON CUBAN WEATHER REPORTS.
HIGHEST WINDS .ARE ESTIMATED NEAR 6 5 KNOTS AROUND
THE SOVPH OF THE CENTER.
CENTEX W l l l l OALES IIXTENDING OblVARD 300 MILES To THE NORTH AND 150 MILES
FLORA I S FORECAST To MOVE SLOWLY NORI'HEASTWARD AROUND 5 KNOTS Wr.W No CHWX I N S I Z E OR INTENSITY DURINO THE NEXT 1 2 HOURS.
SLOW INTENSIFICATION MAY TAKE PLACE AF'I'ER T l l I S TIME. INCREASING GALES AND HURRICANE P O K E WINDS ARE LIKELY I N THE SOUTHERN
BAHAMAS TONIGHT.
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SMALL CRAPT FROM SOUTHERN FLORIDA AROUND CIlRA AND 'IRRU THE BAHAMAS SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT BECAUSE OF ROUGH SEAS AND SQUALLS.
ALL INTERESTS PARTICULARLY I N THE CENTRAL. AND .SOUTHERN BAHAMksl SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH ALL LATER ADVICES.
EXERCISE CAUTION.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WXLL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER
SHLPPINC SHOULD
HUREAU AT 16002.
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MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU ADVISORY NUMBER
35 IIURRICANE FLORA 11 AM E S T TUESDAY OCTOBER 8 1963.
RESIDENTS I N THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS SHOULD TAKE ALL POSSIBLE EMERGENCY PRECAUTIONS IEMEDIATELY ADAINST HURRICANE WINDS HIOH
T I D E S AND ROUGH SEAS. AT LONG LAST HURRICANE FLORA I S BEGINNING TU MDVE AND THE CENTER SHOULD PASS OVER OR NEAR ACKLINS ISLAND
LATE T H I S AFTERNOON OR EARLY T H I S EVENING AND CROOKED ISLAND A FEW HOURS LATER.
AT 11 AM EST...1600Z...THE
CENTER WAS ESTIMATED TU BE NEAR LATITUDE 21.1 NORTH LONGITUDE 75.7 WEST AND PASSING INTO THE ATLANTIC
NEAR CAPE LUCRECIA. T H I S POSITION I S ABOUT 80 STATUTE MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF GUANTANAMO BAY AND 440 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MIAMI.
AT THE PRESENT TIME HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT NO MORE THAN 75 MPH I N SQUALLS AROUND THE CENTER BUT GRADUAL REINTENSIFICATION
WILL BEGIN BY LATE T H I S AFTERNOON. GALES NOW EXTEND OUTWARD 450 STATUTE MILES I N THE NORTHERN SEMICIRCLE AND 180 MILES I N THE
SOUTHERN SEMICIRCLE. I N THE OUTER PORTION OF T H I S AREA GALES ARE OCCURRINQ ONLY OCCASIONALLY I N SQUALLS. EARLY I N THE FORENDON
OUANTANW WAS REPORTIND GUSTS UP To 66 MPH.
FLORA I S FORECAST TO MOVE I N A G W E l U L NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION AT AROUND 10 MPH DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS,
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTINUED AGAINST FLOODIND I N EASTERN CUBA AND HEAVY RAINS ARE EXPECTED To SPREAD OVER THE EASTERN AN0
CENTRAL BAHAMAS T H I S APrPlRNOON AND TONIGHT. GUANTANAMO BAY REPORTS A TOTAL RAINFALL OF APPROXIMATELY 16.5 INCHES FOR THE
DURATION OF THE S M R M BUT UNOFFICIAL R E W R T S HAVE BEEN RECEIVED O F AMOUNTS I N EXCESS OF 40 INCHES AT SOME POINTS I N EASTERN CUBA.
WALL CRAFT THROUGHOUT 7 l l E BAHAMAS AND AROUND CUBA JAMAICA AND H A I T I SHOULD REMAIN I N SAFE HARBOR UNTIL THE ROUGH SEAS AND SQUALL$
SUBSIDE. SMALL C
W ALONG THE FLORIDA EAST COAST AND KEYS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAVTION.
AGAIN I T I S EMPHASIZED THAT ALL INTERESTS I N THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS SHOULD TAKE ALL POSSIBLE EMERGENCY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY,
ELSEWHERE I N THE BAHAMAS PERSONS SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH ALL PUTURE ADVICES AND BULLETINS DURING THE NEXT 36 HOURS. HURRICANE
FLORA WOULD APPEAR TO OFFER NO FURTHER THREAT TO EXTREME WESTERN CUBA CENTRAL AMERICA AND FLORIDA AND PROBABLY TO THE REMAINDER
OF THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES AS WELL,
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 PM E S T WITH INTERIM 1wo HOURLY BULLETINS FOR THE
BENEFIT OF INTERESTS I N THE BAHAMAS.
DUNN
MAHI WEATEIER BUREAU BULLETIN POR PRESS RADIO AND
TV HURRICANE FLORA 1 PM E S T OCTOBER 8 1965.
HURRICANE PLORA W E D O F F THE NORTH COAST O F CUBA NEAR CAPE LUCRECIA ABOUT 10 AM E S T WITH A MINIMUM UAROMETER READING OF 990 MBS
OR 29.23 INCHBS. AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME PUNIA MAISI ON THE EASTERN T I P O F CUBA WAS REWRTING SIJSTAINED WINDS OF 70 MPH GUSTS TO
9 0 . AT G U A N T A N W THE WIND HAD DROPPED To 28 MPH SUSTAINED WITH GUSTS To 53 OR HIGHER V I S I B I L I T Y ONE HALF MILE I N HEAVY RAIN.
AT 11 AM E S T RPGOED ISLAND I N THE BAHAMAS WAS REPORTING 56 MPH HEAVY RAIN LONG ISLAND 40 MPH RAIN AND CROOKED ISLAND 42 MPH WITH
HEAVY RAIN.
AT 1 PM E S T THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORA WAS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT LATITUDE 21.6 NORTH LONGITUDE 75.3 WEST OR ABOVT 270 STATUTE
THE HlJRRICANe WAS MOVING NORTHEASTWARD AT 10 MPH. THE CENPER SHOULD ARRIVE NEAR ACKLINS
MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF NASSAU.
ISLAM) BY EARLY T H I S EVENING AND CROOKED ISLAND A F E W HOURS LATER.
RESIDENTS I N THE SOVIllEAST BAHAMAS SHOULD RUSH EMERGENCY PRECAUTIONS TO COMPLETION IEMEDIATELY FOR HURRICANE WINDS HIGH T I D E S
AND ROUGH SEAS. THE FORECAST TRACK WILL ALSO WORSEN THINGS TEMPORARILY AROUND HISPANIOLA AND S W A L L S OF GALE FORCE ARE
INDICATED FOR H A I T I THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AND SMALL CRAFT ALONG THE COAST OF ALL HISPANIOLA SHOULD RAMAIN I N SAFE HARBOR.
CONDITIONS I N EXTREME EASTERN CUBA SHOULD GRADUALLY IMPROVE T H I S AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT BUT RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTINUE
PRECAUTIONS FOR CONTINUED FLOODIIPO AND SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN I N SAFE HARBOR, GRADUAL REINTENSIFICATION OF HURRICANE FLORA
WILL BEGIN SHORTLY AND WINDS OF HURRICANE FORCE WILL OVERSPREAD MUCH OF THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS BY LATE T H I S AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE I N THE BAHAMAS PERSONS SHOULD KEEP I N TOUCH WITH ALL LATER ADVICES AND BULLETINS DURING THE NEXT 50 HOURS.
THE
NEXT BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED AT 3 PM E S T .
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MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU BULLETIN FOR PRESS RADIO AND 1V IIIIRIIICANII [%ORA 3 IM
' IEST 0Cl'lr)DER X 1 9 6 3 .
AT 3 PM E S T THE CENTER OF IIURRICANE FLORA WAS IISTIMATIXI AT AKOW 1ATI'I'UI)B 2 1 , X NORTll MNGITIIDE 7 5 . 2 WEST OR ABOUT 270 STATUTB
MILES SOUTH SOUTIIEAST OF NASSAU. TIW IlllRRICANE I S MOVING NOI('l'llliAS'1'WARD AT 1 0 MPll. 'Ill12 CENTER SHOULD ARRIVE NEAR ACKLINS ISLAND
BY EARLY THIS EVENING AND CROOKED XSLANll A I%W IIOURS I.ATI;II.
THE STORM APPEARS TO IMVE BEGUN To RElNTENSIPY. 'IllE LOWEST I'RESSURE I S NOW GS'IIMATED AT 987 MB OR 29.15 INCHES. A S H I P AT
NOON E S T NEAR TlIE CEWER REPORTIID WINDS OF 83 MPIl.
AT 1 PM REPORTS 1:ROM 'IIIE UAllNlAS NEAREST TllE STORM AREA WERE AS FOLLOWS.
RAGGED ISLAND 70 MPH
L O W ISLAND 45 MPtl
GREAT EXUMA 36 MHl
A BAND OF HEAVY WEATHER NOW EXTENDS VROM TIIE
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cwwuL
cmmnw
ACROSS HAITI AND EXTENDING INTO
THE STORM CENTER.
RESIDENTS TIIROUGIIOUT THE EASTERN BAllAMAS SIIOULD RUSH EMERGENCY PRECAUTIONS To COMPLETION IMMEDIATELY WIR HURRICANE WINDS HIGH
T I D E S AND ROUGH SEAS AS WINDS O F HURRICANE WIRCE OVERSPREAD MUCH O F THE SOUTHEASTERN BAllAMAS DURING THE REMAINDER O F THE
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING AND l R E REMAINDER OF THE EASTERN B A I W S TONIGHT.
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN I N SAFE HARBOR I N
AREAS INDICATED I N PREVIOUS ADVISORIES AND RULLETINS TODAY.
TIB NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 PM EST TUESDAY.
DUNN
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU ADVISORY NUMBER 3 4 HURRICANE FLORA 5 PM E S T OCTOBER 8 1963.
AT 5 PM E S T . . . 2 2 0 0 2 . . . T I I E
CENTER O F HURRICANE FLORA WAS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR LATITUDE 21.8 NORTH 75.0 WEST.
ABOUT 2 7 0 STATUTE MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF NASSAU. THE HURRICANE I S MOVING NORTllEASTWARD ABOUT 9 MPH.
T H I S POSITION I S
TIIE HURRICANE HAS I N T E N S I F I E D A L I T T L E DURING THE PAST F E W HOURS AND I S NOW AlTENDED BY MAXIMUM WINDS O F 90 MPH I N SQUALLS AROUND
"NE CENTER. LOWEST CENTRAL PRESSURE I S 1984 MILLInARS OR 2 9 . 0 6 INCHES. GALES EXTEND OUTWARD 450 STATUTE MILES I N THE NORTHERN
SEMICIRCLE AND 180 MILES I N THE SOUTlERN SEMICIRCLE. I N THE OUTER PORTION O F THIS AREA GALES ARE OCCURRING ONLY OCCASIONALLY I N
SQUALLS.
F W R A I S WIRECAST To
INTENSIFICATION.
mVE
I N A GENERAL NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION AT AROUND 10 MPH DURING THE NEXT 1 2 HOURS WITH GRADUAL
HURRICANE FLORA WILL MOVE 1'HRU THE SOUTHEASTERN AND EAST CENTRAL BAHAMAS TONIGHT AND INTERESTS I N THESE AREAS SHOULD CONTINUE
ALL POSSIBLE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HURRICANE WINDS HIGH T I D E S AND ROUGH SEAS. FRESH TO GALE WINDS ARE INDICATED ELSEWHERE I N THE
BAHAMAS.
WEATHER CONDITIONS I N EXTREME EASTERN CUBA WILL GRADUALLY MODERATE TONIGHT BUT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTINUED AGAINST EXTREME
FLOODING.
THE HEAVIEST BAND OF WEATHER NOW EXTENDS FROM TtlE SOUTH CENTRAL CARIBBEAN ACROSS H A I T I AND THE WINDWARD PASSAGE I N T O
THE STORM CENTER AND SMALL CRAFT AROUND HISPANIOLA CUBA JAMAICA AND THE BAHAMAS SllOULD REMAIN I N SAFE HARBOR UNTIL ROUGH SEAS
AND HIGN WINDS SUBSIDE, SMALL CRAFT ALONG THE FLORIDA EAST COAST AND KEYS SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION, HURRICANE FLORA
OFFERS NO FURTHER THREAT M WESTERN CUBA CENTRAL AMERICA F M R I D A AND THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STA'IWS.
THE NEXT REGULAR ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 11 PM E S T WITH AN INTERIM BULLETIN AT 8 PM E S T ,
DUNN
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU BULLETIN HURRICANE FLORA 8 PM E S T OCTOBER 8 1963.
HURRICANE FLORA WAS LOCATED BY AIRCRAFT LATE T H I S AFTERNOON AND AT 8 PM E S T ITS RATlkR LARGE CENTER W A S NEAR LATI'NDE 21 6
MNGITUDE 74.7 OR ABOUT 125 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF MAYAGUANA ISLAND I N THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS. T H I S IS 450 MILES SOUTHEAST
O F MIAMI. THE HURRICANE I S MOVING TOWARDS MAYAGUANA AND ACKLINS ISLAND ABOUT 9 MPH. LOWEST CENTRAL PRESSURE IS NEAR 29 INCHES.
HIGHEST WINDS NEAR THE CEN,TER ARE ESTIMATED 100 MPH.
WINDWARD PASSAGE.
GALES ARE OCCURRING THRU THE EAST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND AROUND THE
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE CONTINUED THRU THE EASTERN BAHAMAS AGAINST HIGH WINDS AND DANGEROUS T I D E S TONIGHT ESPECIALLY I N THE AREA
FROM GREAT INAGUA To CROOKED ISLAND. RAINS ARE SLACKENING OFF I N CUBA BUT FLOODING WILL CONTINUE FOR SOME TIME.
SMALL CRAFC THRU THE BAHAMAS AND THE NORTH CENTRAL CARIBnEAN ISLANDS SHOULD REMANI
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AT 11 PM EST.
KRAFT
I N PORT.
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU IIURRICANR AIlVlSOllY NllNOlSI1
3 5 I'LOIIA
I I I'M l(s'I' (l(~'l'l)lW~l?
S 1');>3.
HURRICANE l%ORA I S MOVING EAST NORTlllrAS'I'WAIU) AIIOU'I' 10 b11'11.
A'V 1 1 I'M '1'111: Cl?NI'l<R WAS NI:AII LA'I'I'I'IJI~I~
2 1 . 6 LONGITUDE 74.0 OR ABOUT
7 5 MILES SOUTllWISST OF MAYWUANA ISLANU IN TIIIZ SOUl'llliAS'I'KIIIJ I\AIIAMAS.
THE CENTER OF FLORA I S A LARGE VLA'I' I'lIIZSSURII ARISA SOMI: 50 E.III.IIS ACINNS. llIClll<S'~'WINDS AIIN ~~S'l'lMA'l'i<l~
100 MPll AROUND T H I S CENTER.
GALES EXTEND OUT 400 MILES TO '11W NOKlll AND EAST ANI) 1 5 0 MIl.lbS Wll'1'llWl~ST 01' 1'11R CI!NI'IIR.
PRECAUTIONS SHOULD DE CYIN'IINUED ' I I I I I U EAS'I'ERN UAIlAMAS. MAYGUANA INACUA AND CAICOS ISLANDS ARE IZXPISC'TEI'EI) T O NAVE DANGEROUS WINDS
AND T I D E S TONIGIIT AND EARLY WNDNISSDAY. SEAS WILL CONTTNUR ROUCll 'l1IRU TlIE UAIIAMAS AND ALONG TIII? NOlt'lll CENI'IIAL CARIBBEAN ISLANDS,
SMALL C R A W I N l l I A T AREA SIIOULI) REMAIN I N PORT.
IIURRICANO FLORA I S EXPECTED TO DECOMN BETTITR ORGANIZED AND GRADUALLY INCREASE I N INPENSITY WEDNESDAY AS I T MOVES TOWARD THE EAST
NORlllEAST ADOUT 1 2 MPll.
TllE NEXT ADVISORY WILL DE ISSUED AT 5 AM EST AND AN INTERMEDIAE BULLETIN AT 2 AM
URAFT
MIAMI WEATIIER BUREAU BULLETIN IIURRICANE FLORA FOR PRESS RADIO AND TV 2 AM EST OCTOBER 9 1963.
AT 1 AM E S T THE CENTER OF IIURRICANE I'LORA WAS PASSING OVER MAYAGUANA LATITUDE 22.4 N LONGITUDE 73.0 W . THIS POSITION INDICATES
THAT PLORA I S MOVING AT A FASTER RATE OF ADOUT 15 MPH TOWARDS THE EAST NORTHEAST. WINDS AT MAYWUANA SIIIFTED FROM SOUTHEAST
6 5 MPll TO NEARLY CALM TIIEN INCREASED TO NORTHWEST 7 5 MPH AS THE CENTER PASSED OVER THE ISLAND,
LOWEST PRESSURE AT MAYAOUANA
WAS 28.85 INCIIUS.
GALES CONTJNUE TllRU TllE SOUTlIEASTERN BAllAMAS INCLUDING GRAND TURK WHILE NEARLY NINE INCHES OF RAIN W L L AT CROOKED ISLAND. A
S H I P J U S T SOUTH OF THE CENTER OF L W R A HAS REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 80 MPH. HIGHEST WINDS I N TllE HURRICANE ARE ESTIMATED TO
nE 100 MPII WIIILE GALES EXTONII OUTWARD 400 MILES TO THE NORTH ANO 150 MILES TO THE SOUTH.
PRECAUTIONS AGAINST DANGEROUS WINDS HICll T I D E S AND 1IEAVY RAINS SllOULD BE CONTINUED I N TIlE SOUTHEASTERN BAllAMAS E S W C I A L L Y
MAYAGUANA I N W U A CAICOS AND GRAND TVRK FOR TIlE NEXT P E W HOURS.
CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE LATER T H I S MORNING AS FLORA MOVES INTO
THE ATLANTIC.
SEAS COWIMIING ROWH TllRU THE UAIIMAS AND ALONG THE NORTII CENTRAL CARIBUEAN ISLANDS AND SMALL C R A W TIlRU T H I S AREA SHOULD REMAIN
I N PORT.
TIIE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED n Y THE MIAMI
WEATIIER BUREAU AT 5 AM EST.
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MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 36 FLORA 5
AM E S T OCTODER
I)
1963.
...
AT 5 AM EST...IOOOZ
THE CENTER OF IIURRICANE PLORA WAS NEAR LATITUDE 22.5 N LONGITUDE 72.0 W OR ADOUT 60 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OP
MAYAGUANA ISLAND I N 1111'. DAHAMAS. FLORA I S MOVING EASTNORTHEASlWARD AT 15 MPII.
HIGIIEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 100 hl'll AROUND THE CENTER WITH GALES EXTENDING OWlWARD 400 MILES TO TllE NORTH AND EAST AND 150
MILES SOuTHweST OF THE CENTER. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS O P 7 5 MPH OCCURRED AT MAYAGUANA AND THE LOWEST SEA LEVEL PRESSURE WAS
2H.X5 INCHES WHEN TllE CENTER PASSED OVER THAT ISLAND.
FLORA IS FORECAST To MOVE EAST NORTHEASTWARD AT 15 MPll DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS WITH A SLIGHT TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST THEREAPPER.
NO CHANCE I N S I Z E IS INDICATED BUT A L I T T L E INCREASE I N INTENSITY IS EXPECTED.
PRECAUTIONS AGAINST DANGEROUS WINDS HIGH T I D E S AND HEAVY RAINS SHOULD BE CONTINUED I N l l l E CAICOS GRANT TURK AREA FOR A ITN MORE
llOURS. CONDITIONS HAVE IMPROVED TlIROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND WILL IMPROVE I N THE CAICOS GRAND TURK AREA
DURING THE W R N I N G AS FLORA MOVES FARTHER AWAY INTO THE ATLANTIC.
SEAS ARE ROUGH THROUGH MD.SC OF THE BAHAMAS AND ALONG THE NORTH CENTRAL CARIBBEAN ISLANDS AND SMALL CRAFT THROUGH T H I S AREA
SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT UNTIL SEAS SUDSIDE.
S H I P P I N G SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE I S S U E D BY THE MIAMI WEAlWR BUREAU AT 11 AM EST.
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MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU ADVISORY NUMnER 37 171.0RA 1 1 AM ITS'I' WEIINI!SIlAY OGTOIII?R 9 1963.
AT 11 AM EST.. . 1 6 0 0 Z . . .TIW CliEFI'BR Olf IlllRH~CANE I'LOIIA WAS 1LFATIII) 11Y RliCONNAISSANCli AIIlCRAIT NEAR LATITUDE 23.9 NORTH LONGITODE
71 . O WEST. THIS POSITION IS ADOUT 160 WAl'U'PE MILICS NOR111 NOII'I?IIMS'V OF 'TlIkK:: TSLANII I\RITTSII WEST I N D I E S . FLORA I S MOVING
mWARDS TllE NORTIIIMST AT A SL~(;lITl,Y FASL'IZR RATli 01' 16 MPl l
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED 100 MPll OVKR A SMALL A R M NEAR TlnI CENTITR.
GALLIS I3XTENI) OIJTWARIJ 400 MJLES TO TllE NORTH AND EAST
AND
150 MILES SOUTHWEST 017 111E CIINI'ER.
TIIE HURRICANE I S FORECAST TO CONTINUP: 'I'OWARIIS 'THE NOI{TIIEAST TODAY AND TONIOIIT WITll A GRADUAL ACCELERATION TO ABOUT IS Mml. L I T T L E
CHANGE I N S I Z E OR INTENSITY IS INUICATEI). 117 TUB FORECAST TRACK AND SPEED I S REALIZED VIE CENrER WOULD PASS TO TllE SOUTHEAST OF
BERMUDA THURSDAY WIT11 Tl16 POSSIIIILITY OF WINOS OF NllAR GAL,E FORCIS OCCIIRIIJ.NL: AT BERMUDA.
WINDS ARE DIMINISHING I N TllE SOUTIIEASTERN BAIIAF1AS AND TIIE CAICOS AND 'TIIRKS ISLANDS AREA BUT SEAS WILL CONTINUE ROUGH THROUOH
MOST O P TIfE, AREA PROM 17113 UAllAMAS TO TIIE NORTH COAST OF CUHA AND 111SPANIOIA TODAY AND TONIGllT. SMALL CRAFT I N THESE AREAS
SllOlJLD REMAIN I N PORT UNTIL SEAS SUBSIDE.
S H I P P I N G I N DIE PROJECTED PAT11 O F TllE IIURRICANE SIIOULO EXERCISE CAUTION.
NEXT ADVISORY WL
IL
nF ISSUED
BY
'nm MIAMI
WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 PM EST.
MOORE
MIAMI WEATIIER BUREAU ADVISORY NUMBER 38 HURRICANE FLORA 5 PM EST OCTOBER 9 , 1963.
llURRICANE PLORAllAS ACCELERATED CONSIDERABLY I N FORWARD MOTION. AT 5 PM E S T . . . 2 2 0 0 Z . . . I T
WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 29.8 NORTH
LONGITUDE 68.5 WEST OR AIK)UT 500 STATUTE MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA. I T I S MOVING TOWARD 1IlE NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 28 MPH.
TilE HURRICANE IlAS ALSO INCREASED I N INTENSITY. IIIGHEST WINDS ARE NOW ESTIMATED 115 MPH NEAR THE C E M T R .
400 MILES TO THE EAST AND 179 MILES SOUTllWlSST O F TllE CENTER.
GALES EXTEND OWWARD
FLORA IS FORECAST 'ID CONTINUE MOVINQ RAPIDLY TOWARD TI16 NORTHEAST WITH TllE CENTER EXPECTED TO PASS SOME 200 MILES SOUTHEAST OF
BERMUDA TlfURSDAY MORNING. WINDS OF NEAR GALE FORCE W I L L LIKELY OCCUR I N THE V I C I N I T Y OF BERMUDA AND SMALL CRAFT I N THE ISLANDS
SllOULD REMAIN I N SAFE HARROR.
SEAS WILL CONTINUE ROW11 FROM TllE SOUTllEASTERN BAllAMAS TO THE NORTH COAST OF EASTERN CUBA AND HISPANIOLA AND SMALL CRAFT I N
THESE AREAS SllOULD REMAIN I N PORT U m I L SEAS SUBSIDE.
S H I P P I N G I N TllE PAT% OF TllfS INTENSE AND RAPIDLY MOVING IIURRICANE SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WISATIIER BUREAU AT 11 PM E S T .
MOORE
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 39 FLORA 11 PM E S T OCIDBER 9 1963.
AT 11 PM E S T . . ,04002.. .HURRICANE FLORA WAS CENTERED ABOUT 400 MILES SOUTI1 SOUTHWEST O F BERMUDA NEAR LATITUDE 27 LONOITUDE 67
AND MOVING TOWARD "HE NORTHEAST 25
MPH.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE 115 MPH NEAR THE CENTER.
GALES EXTEND OUT 400 MILES TO THE EAST AND 175 MILES
To THE WEST OF THE CENTER.
INDICATIONS AN3 FOR CONPINUED MOVEMENT TOWARD TllE NORTllEAST WITH THE CENTER PASSING 150 TO 200 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA
TIIURSDAY MORNING.
A FEW GALES I N SQUALLS ARE EXPECTED AT BERMUDA AND SMALL CRAIT THERE SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT.
S H I P P I N O TO THE NORTHEAST OF THIS INTENSE AND RAPIDLY MOVINO HURRICANE SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL
DE I'SSUED BY THE MIAMI
WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 AM EST.
KRAFT
MIAMI WEATIlER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 40 FLORA 5 AM E S T OCTOBER 10 1963.
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HURRICANE FLORA WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 27.0 N MNGITUDE 6 5 . 0 W M)VING TOWARD THE NOR'nIEAST 20 TO 25 MPH.
AT 5 AM E S T . . . 1 0 0 0 Z
T H I S POSITION I S RASED U W N S H I P REPORTS AND I S ABOUT,370 MILES SOUTH OF BERMUDA.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE 115 MPH AROUND TllE CENTER WITll GALES EXTENDING OUlWARD 400 MILES I N ALL QUADRANTS.
FLORA IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE ON A NORTHEASTERLY COURSE AT 23 MPH DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH NO CHANGE I N S I Z E OR INTENSITY.
BERMUDA WILL REMAIN ON THE NORTHERN FRINGES O F THE HURRICANE SO THAT A F E W GALES I N SQUALLS MAY BE EXPECTED THERE THROUOHOUT THE
DAY. SMALL CRAFT AT BERMUDA SHOULD REMAIN I N PORT.
SHIPPINQ SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.
THE
NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 11 AM E S T .
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MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU IIURRICANE ADVISORY NUMIIER 41 VLOIIA 11
AM 1i.W
'IlIUII3UAY 0CTOlll:R 10 1963,
AT 11 AM EST...1600Z. ..l!IE
CENIXR 01' IIURRICANI: FLORA WAS L0Cn'CI:I) DY IUXONNAISSANCII AIRCRAP'L' NEAR LATITUDE 28.5 NORm LONGITUDE
63.5 WEST OR 270 STATUTE MILES SOUlll SOU'I111:AS'P 01.' DERMUDA. I:LOI!A I S MOVING T(7JAIIDS '111E NORnlEAS'C AT 23 MPII.
HIGHEST WINDS NEAR 'Ill6 CENTER ARE ESTIMA'I'IID 115 MPll WI'I11 GALES I<X'I'ENI)ING OIJ'IWARII 400 MILKS I N ALL QUADRANTS.
AS 70 MILES I N DIANETER.
THE HURRICANE IS FORECAST W MOVE TUWARDS
TIIC NORTIIEAST '1'0 I:As'T NOIITIII.:AST A'1' 23 MI11 TODAY AND TONIGIIT.
IS EXPECTeD BUT TIlE AREA OP GALE IWRCE WINDS TO TllE NOR111 01' TIlE IlllRRICANB WILL G1lrU)UALLY IIXPAND.
BERMUDA WILL EXPERIENCE A PEW GALI'IS I N SQUALLS ON TiIE NORTHWl3STERN I'RINGE OF 11iE IIURRICANE TODAY.
REMAIN IN SAPE IIMBOR.
THE EYe IS REWRTED
LITTITLE CHANOE I N INTENSITY
SMALL C R A l T TIERE SHOULD
SllIPPING SIIOUUI CONTINUE TU EXERCISE CAUTION.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL DE ISSUED DY l l l E MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU AT 9 PM &.ST.
MOORE
MIAMI WEATlIm DUREAU IWRRICANE ADVI.SORY NUMDER 42 P M R A 5 PM E S T TIIURSDAY OCTODER
10 1963.
...
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAIT INDICATE TIIAT AT 5 PM E S T
2200Z...TII CENPER O P IIURRICANE VLORA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.3 NORTH
LONGITUDE 60.7 WEST OR M O U T 260 STATUTE MILES EAST SOUTllEAST OP BERMUDA. THE HURRICANE I S MOVINCI TOWARDS THE NORTHEM AT
AROUND 30 MPII.
HIGHEST WINDS ARB ESTIMATED 115 MPlI NEAR TI113 C E W E R . GALES EXTEND OUTWARD 450 MILES PROM THE C W E R TO n t E SOUTHEAST AND 350
MILES I N OTllER QUADRAWS.
TllE EYE IS REPORTED AS 70 MILES I N DIAMETER.
MWEST OBSERVED SEA LEVEL PRESSURE THIS APTERNOON W A 8
972 MILLIDARS OR 28.70 INc1IES.
A CONTlNUED K)W%ENNT TOWARDS DIE NORTIIEAST AT ADOUT SO MPII I S EXPECTED IQR THE NEXT 18 IIOURS WITH L I T T L E CllAtUE I N INTENSITY.
SOME DECREASE I N HIGllBSP WINDS NEAR P I E CENTER SIIOULD DEGIN FRIDAY AS TI113 IIURRICANE PASSES OVER COLDER WATERS.
SMALL CRAPC AROUND DERMUDA SIIOULD REMAIN I N SAFE IIARDOR SINCE SEAS WILL BE ROUGlI.
IIOWEVER WINDS I N TllE ISLANDS TONIQIIT WILL
PRODALlLY NOT EXCEED 30 TO 35 MPII.
S l f I P P I N G I N TI113 IWRRrCANES PAIW SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTZON.
TIIE NEXT ADVISORY
WILL BE ISSUED DY TIIE MLAM WEATHER DUREAU AT 11 PM EST.
MOORE
MIAMI WEATHER BUREAU IlLlRRICANE ADVISORY NIJMDER 4 3 I'LORA 04002 OCM)DER 11 1963.
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...
AT
04002 IIURRICANE FLORA WAS MOVINQ RAPIDLY TOWARDS THE NORTHEAST AT 30 KNOTS AND WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITVDE 33.9 W M I T U D B
58.0. IIIGHEST WINDS ARB ESTIMATED 100 KNOTS NEAR TIlE CENTER AND GALES EXTEND OUT 400 MILES I N TllE SOUTHEAST SEMICIRCLE AND
300 I N THE NORTHWEST. CENTRAL PRESSURE ESTIMATED 970 MILLIBARS.
INDICATIONS ARE FOR CONTINUED RAPID NORTHEAST MOVEMENT WITH L I T T L E CHANGE I N SIZE OR INTENSITY DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
SIiIPPING I N THE HURRICANES PATH SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION.
NEXT ADVISORY WILL DE IS,SUED BY THE WASllINGTON D. C. WEATHER BUREAU O P F I C E AT 10002.
KRAFT
WASHINGTON WEATHER BUREAU AURRICANE ADVISORY NIJMDER 44 FUJRA 100OZ OCTOBER 11 1963.
AT
...1000Z...HURRICANE
FLORA WAS ESTIMATED TO DE CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 35.0 NORTH LONGITUDE 56.0 WEST MOVING NORTHEAST 25 KNOTS.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 100 KJIOTS NEAR THE CENTER AND GALE WINDS EXTEND OUT 400 MILES I N THE SOUTHEAST SEMICIRCLE AND
300 M I L E S I N THE NORTHWEST SEMICIRCLE. THE CI34TRAL PRESSURE WAS ESTIMATED AT 975 MILLIBARS.
HURRICANE FUJRA IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE I N A NORmIEAST DIRECI'ION WITH A SLICHT DECREASE I N THE FORWARD MoTION TODAY. THE HIGIIEST
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO OECREASE SLOWLY DURIW3 THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS THE HURRICANE MOVES OVER COLDER WATER AND LOSES ITS TROPICAL
CHARACTERISTICS.
S H I P P I M I N THE PATH OF HURRICANE FLORA SHOULD CONTINUE To EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL DE ISSUED BY THE WASHINGTON WEATHER BUREAU AT 16002.
E. HOOVER
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WASHINGTON WEATllER UUREAU IIURRICANE NWISOIIY NIRll\lill 4 5 V l l ) l < A 1600% (Ic'I'Olll1lf 1 1 lOt13.
.
AT . .16002., .IIURRICANE I'LORA WAS l ~ S 1 ' ~ M A ' l ''lI~'O~ IU:
l ~ NICAII lA'l'I'1'~Wl; 3S.O NOR'I'II 1,ONGI'l'ilDli 5 5 . 5 WS'r MOVING IIE'IWEEN NORTH NORTHEAST AND
NORTHEASP 25 KNOTS.
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATEI) AT 90 KNOTS NNNf 'I'IIE Cl<NI'Kl< ANI) CALI1 WINI)S IIX'I'KND OW 400 MlLlES IN ALL I)IRECPIONS FROM CENTER.
CENTRAL PRESSURE WAS ESTIMATIID A'I' 965 MILLIIlARS.
THE
IIURRICANE PLORA I S EXPIICl'ED ln CONTINIW MOVING I N A DIIIEC'I'ION UR1WIIEN NORTII NORT118AST AND NORTIIEAST AT 25 KNOTS FOR 12 HOURS
W I l l l A SLOW ACCELIERATION I N PORWAIID SPEED TO AIWIJT 30 KNOI'S AlTER I d 110I1BS. '11111 IlIGllBST WINDS NEAR TllE CENTER ARE EXPECTED TO
DECREASE SLOWLY DU'P TllE AREA OF CALE WfNDS WILI. EXPAND DURING 'ITIE NEXT 24 llOllllS AS l l l E IIURRICANIC MOVES OVER COLDER WATER AND
LOSES I'rs TROPICAL CIIARACTICRISTICS.
SllIPPIffi I N TllE PATll OF IIURRICANE FLORA SIIOIILD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION,
1?1E NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUICD BY TllL WASIIINGTON WA'I'IIER BUREAU AT 2 2 0 0 Z
HUNTER
WASHINGTON WEATHER nUREAU IIURRICANE ADVISORY NUMBER 46 FLORA 22002 OCTOBER 11 1963.
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AT
22002...HURRICANE FLORA WAS LOCATED BY RECONNAISSANCE A I R C R A m NEAR LATITUDE 39.5 NORTH LONGITUDE 55.3 WEST MOVINQ TOWARD
THE NORTH NORTIIEAST ABOUT 20 KNOTS,
HIGHEST WINDS ARE ESTIMATllD AT HO KNOTS NEAR THE CENTER WITH HURRICANE FORCE WINDS REACHING OUT AS FAR AS 100 MILES.
EXTEND OU'IWARD ABOUT 400 MILES I N ALL DIRECTIONS.
GALES
IIURRICANE FLORA IS EXPECTED TU MOVE TOWARDS THE NORTH NORTIIEAST ABOUT 20 KNOTS DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS AND THEN TURN MORE
TOWARDS TllE NORTIPAST WITII PORWARD SPEED INCREASINO M 25 KNOTS DURING THE ~ L W W I N G12 llOURS. IiIGHBST WINDS NEAR T'HE CENTER
ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOUT THE SAME DURING THE NEXT 12 HOURS AND THEN DECREASE SLOWLY. THE AREA OP GALE WINDS MAY EXPAND
SOMEWHAT DURING TllE NEXT 24 HOURS AS THE IIURRICANE MOVES OVER COLDER WATER AND GRADUALLY LOSES I T S TROPICAL CHARAGTERISTICS.
SHIPPING I N TIlE PATH OFit]URRICANE I'LORA SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL im ISSUED ny TIIE WASIIINGTON WEATIIER BUREAU AT 04002.
BCllMIDT
WASHINGTON WEATllER BUREAU IIURRICANE ADVISORY NUMnER 47 FLORA 1 1 PM E S T OCTOBER 1 1 1963.
l l l E SS ALICE DROWN PASSED TIIROUGII IIURRICANNB FLORA LATE THIS AWERNOON AND FROM TIIEIR REPORTS WE ESTIMATE TIIE CENTER W S I T I O N AT
1 1 PM E S T
04002
NEAR LATITUDE 41 0 NORTll LONGVTUDE 55.0 WEST OR ABOUT 400 STATUTE MILES SOUTH OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND.
HURRICANE FLORA CONTINUES ON A NORTll NORTIIICAST COURSE AT A FORWARD SPEED OP ABOUT 22 MPII.
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...
TllE IlIGIlEST WINDS ARE ABOUT 100 MPIl NEAR TliE CENTER WITII IIURRICANE WINDS EXTENDING OUT TU ABOUT 100 MILES.
OUTWARD ABOUT 400 M I L E S I N ALL DIRECTIONS.
GALE WINDS EXTEND
1lURRICANE FLORA I S EXPECTED TO TURN FROM NORTH NORTHEAST TU NORTHEAST BY SATURDAY MORNING. THE FORWARD SPEED SHOULD REMAIN ABOUT
22 MPH TONIGHT BUT INCREASE TO ABOUT 30 OR 35 MPH SATURDAY. T H I S MOVEMENT WILL PLACE HURRICANE FLORA ABOUT 100 MILES SOUTHEAST
O F CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND SATURDAY MORNING. THE HIGIIEST WIND I S FORECAST TO DIMINISH TO ABOUT 75 MPH SATURDAY WITH THE AREA O F
GALES REMAINING THE SAME.
SHIPPTffi IN TI16 PATH O F HURRICANE FLORA SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT ADVISORY ON HURRICANE FLORA WILL BE ISSUED BY THE WASIIINGTON WEATHER BUREAU AT 5 AM E S T .
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WASHINOTON WEATHER BUREAU HURRICANE ADVISORY NllElDllll 4s I'LOIIA 5 AM IlW OC1Y)llEI( 11 1'163.
REPORTS PROM S H I P S I N TllE V I C I N I T Y 01' IIURRICANIJ I'LORA WBllE USEI) AS W S I S I*Y)I1 IJSTIMA'PIK: TllE CENTER POSITION AT 5 AM EST. .10002. ,
NEAR LATITUDE 4 3 . 0 NORTll LONGITUDE 5 3 . 0 WICSP OR ABOUT 260 STATTU'I'R MILES SOll'Ill OP CAPE RACE NEWPOUNDLAND. HURRICANE FLORA NOW
APPEARS To BE ON A COURSE BETWEEN NOllTll NORTIIEAST AND NOR'nlEAST AT AllOUT 22 MPII.
TIlE IIIGIIEST WINDS ARE ABOUT 100 MPll NEAR '111B CENTI3R WITH IIURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXWNDING OUT TO ABOUT 100 MILES FROM W C m R .
OALE WINDS EXTEND OUWARD 400 M L E S I N ALL DIRSCTIONS.
HURRICANE PLORA I S EXPECTED 1V TURN
MPH DURINO TllE NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS
"IIIS PORENOON. TliE HIGHEST WIND I S
TROPICAL CIIARACTERISTICS DURING THE
TO TllE NORnlEAST WITllIN A FEW IIOURS. THE FORWARD SPEED IS FORECAST To INCREASE To ABOUT 40
MOVEMENT WILL PLACE PLORA A L L W L E OVER A HUNDRED MILES SOUTHEAST OP CAPE RACE NEWPOUNDLAND
mORECAST TO DIMINIS11 TO ADOUT 7 0 MPH AS THE HURRICANE MOVES OVER COLDER WATER AND LOSES ITS
NEXT 24 HOURS. THIC AREA OF OALE WINDS SHOULD REMAIN ABOUT THE SAME FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
SHIPPINO I N TllE PATll O P HURRICANE PLORA SHOUldl CONTINUE TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
THE NEXT ADVSSORY ON IIURRICANE PLORA WILL BIS ISSUED BY "IIB WASHINGTON WEATHER BUREAU AT 11 AM EST.
E . IDOVER
WASHINOTON WEATHER BUREAU ADVISORY NVMDER 49 PLORA 11 AM E S T M;T0BER 12 1963.
AT 11 AM EST...16002...REPORTS
FROM SIIIPS I N 1716 V I C I N I T Y OF THE STORM INDICATED THAT I T WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDB 45.0 NORTH
LONQITUDE 51.0 WEST OR ABOUT 150 S T A T W E MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWPOUNDLAND. FLORA IS WINO ON A NORTHERLY COURSE
ABOUT 20 MPH. S I N C E THE STDRM HAS BEEN WVINQ OVER COYDER WATER IT HAS LOST MOST OF ITS TROPICAL CHARACI%RISPICS.
TlfE HIDHEST WINDS ARE NOW ABOUT 80 MPII NEAR THE CEMER AN0 WINDS OP 70 Mrm EXTEND OUTWARD OVER A RADIUS OF ABOUT 75 M L E S AN0
DALES EXTEND OUTWARD ABOUT 400 MILES I N ALL DIRECTIONS.
PLORA I S EXPECTED TU CONTINUE ON A NORTliERLY COURSE ABOUT 20 MPH DURINO THE NEXT 12 TU 24 HOURS AND THIS WILL BRIM3 THE gTORM
A SHORT DISTANCE OFF THE COAST OF EXTREME EASTERN NEWPOUNDLAND LATE T H I S APTBRNOON AND M N I Q H T . THE HIGHEST WIND IS EXPECIWD
TO DIMINISH To 70 Mrm DURINO THE NEXT 6 HOURS BUT THE AREA OF QALE WINDS WILL REMAIN ABOUT THE SAME DURINO THE NEXT 12 TO 24
HOURS.
SHIPPINO I N THE PA'Ill OF FLORA SHOULD CONTINUE M EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION.
SINCE T H I S STORM WILL HAVE L O W ALL OP ITS TpOPICAL CHARACTERISTICS AFTER A FEW WRE HOURS T H I S WILL BE THE LAST PUBLIC
FURTHER ADVICES ON THE STORM WILL BE INCLUDED I N THE MARINE BULLETINS ISSUED FROM WASHINGTON FOR BROADCAST OVER N S S
ADVISORY.
AT 6 HOURLY INTERVALS.
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