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----------500 AM AST Sun Sep 16 2018
...JOYCE BARELY HANGING ON AS A TROPICAL STORM.....
 SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...34.0N 36.1W ABOUT 580 MI...930 KM WSW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 75 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Joyce was located near latitude 34.0 North, longitude 36.1 West.  Joyce is moving toward the east-northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through today with a decrease in forward speed.  After that time, the cyclone should turn toward the east-southeast away from the Azores.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.  Additional weakening is forecast during the next few days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.
$$ Forecaster Roberts
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