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----------500 AM AST Fri Oct 13 2017
...OPHELIA MOVING FASTER TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST...
 SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...31.1N 33.9W ABOUT 615 MI...995 KM SW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 70 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 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.  Interests in Ireland should monitor products issued by Met Eireann, and interests in the United Kingdom should monitor products issued by the UK Met Office.
 DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Ophelia was located near latitude 31.1 North, longitude 33.9 West.  Ophelia is moving toward the east-northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this motion with an increase in forward speed is expected through Saturday.  A turn toward the northeast with an additional increase in forward speed is expected Saturday night.  On the forecast track, the center of Ophelia will pass near or to the southeast of the southeastern Azores Saturday and Saturday night.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts.  Only slight weakening 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 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 1100 AM AST.
$$ Forecaster Berg
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