TCPAT2 04:31:20.9794

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----------500 AM AST Tue Oct 10 2017
...OPHELIA EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE IN A DAY OR SO...
 SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...31.9N 38.8W ABOUT 790 MI...1270 KM WSW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...SE OR 125 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was located near latitude 31.9 North, longitude 38.8 West.  Ophelia is moving toward the southeast near 3 mph (6 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue during the next day or two.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and Ophelia is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.
$$ Forecaster Cangialosi
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