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----------1100 AM AST Thu Oct 12 2017
...OPHELIA MEANDERING SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES... ...EXPECTED TO BEGIN MOVING NORTHEASTWARD LATER TODAY...
 SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...30.5N 35.6W ABOUT 715 MI...1145 KM SW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...978 MB...28.88 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 AM AST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Ophelia was located near latitude 30.5 North, longitude 35.6 West. Ophelia is drifting north-northeastward around 2 mph (4 km/h). A slow northeastward motion is expected to begin later today, followed by a faster east-northeastward motion on Friday and Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
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 978 mb (28.88 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.
$$ Forecaster Brennan
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