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----------1100 PM AST Fri Sep 14 2018
...HELENE EXPECTED TO BRING GUSTY WINDS AND RAINS TO THE AZORES THIS WEEKEND...
 SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...35.8N 35.8W ABOUT 520 MI...840 KM WSW OF LAJES AIR BASE IN THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 30 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...988 MB...29.18 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS --------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
None.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * All of the Azores Islands
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 12 to 24 hours.
Interests in the Ireland and United Kingdom should consult products from their local meteorological service for information about potential impacts from Helene in those locations.  Local forecasts and warnings for the UK can be found on the website of the UK Met Office at www.metoffice.gov.uk/.  Local forecasts and warnings for Ireland can be found on the website of Met Eireann at www.met.ie/.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Helene was located near latitude 35.8 North, longitude 35.8 West.  Helene is moving toward the north-northeast near 18 mph (30 km/h).  A turn toward the northeast is expected by Saturday night or Sunday morning. On the forecast track, Helene will be passing near or over the Azores late Saturday or Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast during the next 12 hours, but gradual weakening is expected over the weekend.  Helene should make the transition to an extratropical cyclone as it approaches Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km) mainly to the east of the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 988 mb (29.18 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area by late Saturday.
RAINFALL:  Helene is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches across the Azores, with isolated amounts up to 8 inches across the western Azores.  This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash flooding.
SURF:  Swells generated by Helene are affecting portions of the Azores.  These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather office.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM AST. Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.
$$ Forecaster Avila
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