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----------500 AM AST Wed Oct 11 2017
...OPHELIA MOVING SOUTHEASTWARD AND STRENGTHENING... ...FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY...
 SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...30.2N 37.0W ABOUT 785 MI...1265 KM SW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...SE OR 125 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB...29.42 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 30.2 North, longitude 37.0 West.  Ophelia is moving toward the southeast near 6 mph (9 km/h).  A southeastward to east-southeastward motion with some reduction in forward speed is expected through Thursday, followed by a turn toward the east-northeast by Thursday night or Friday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Ophelia is expected to become a hurricane Wednesday night or Thursday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 996 mb (29.42 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.
$$ Forecaster Beven
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