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----------500 PM AST Tue Oct 10 2017
...OPHELIA STRENGTHENS A LITTLE OVER THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC... ...EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY THURSDAY...
 SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...31.1N 38.0W ABOUT 785 MI...1265 KM SW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...SE OR 135 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was located near latitude 31.1 North, longitude 38.0 West. Ophelia is moving toward the southeast near 6 mph (9 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue during the next day or two.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Ophelia is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb (29.56 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.
$$ Forecaster Stewart
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