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----------500 AM AST Thu Oct 12 2017
 SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...30.3N 35.6W ABOUT 725 MI...1165 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 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Ophelia was located near latitude 30.3 North, longitude 35.6 West.  Ophelia is moving toward the northeast near 3 mph (6 km/h).  This general motion is expected today, followed a by faster motion toward the east-northeast or northeast on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are 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 1100 AM AST.
$$ Forecaster Beven
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