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----------1100 PM AST Thu Oct 12 2017
 SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...30.7N 34.7W ABOUT 670 MI...1075 KM SW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 60 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.65 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in the Azores should refer to products issued by the Azores Weather Forecast and Watch Center.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Ophelia was located near latitude 30.7 North, longitude 34.7 West. Ophelia is moving toward the east-northeast near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days with a large increase in forward speed.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some slow weakening is forecast to begin Friday night but Ophelia should remain a hurricane for the next couple of days.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- RAINFALL:  Ophelia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over the southeastern Azores Saturday and Saturday night.  During the same time, a cold front and moisture associated with Ophelia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches over the other islands of the Azores. This rainfall could produce flooding, especially over the southeastern Azores.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.
$$ Forecaster Blake
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