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----------1100 PM AST Wed Oct 11 2017
...OPHELIA STRENGTHENING OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN...
 SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...30.0N 35.7W ABOUT 745 MI...1195 KM SW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 40 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...986 MB...29.12 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in the eastern Azores should monitor the progress of Ophelia.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Ophelia was located near latitude 30.0 North, longitude 35.7 West. Ophelia is moving toward the northeast near 3 mph (6 km/h).  This general motion is expected on Thursday, followed by faster motion toward the east-northeast or northeast on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some slight strengthening is possible over the next day or two.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 986 mb (29.12 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.
$$ Forecaster Blake
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