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----------500 PM AST Wed Sep 06 2017
...QUICKLY STRENGTHENING JOSE BECOMES A HURRICANE...
 SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...13.9N 45.8W ABOUT 1040 MI...1675 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.36 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in the Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of Jose.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jose was located near latitude 13.9 North, longitude 45.8 West. Jose is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast, and Jose could be near major hurricane strength on Friday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb (29.36 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.
$$ Forecaster Zelinsky
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