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----------500 PM AST Sat Sep 29 2018
...LESLIE BECOMES A TROPICAL STORM OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC...
 SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...34.1N 51.3W ABOUT 790 MI...1270 KM ENE OF BERMUDA ABOUT 1380 MI...2220 KM W OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...SW OR 225 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...991 MB...29.27 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Leslie was located near latitude 34.1 North, longitude 51.3 West. Leslie is moving toward the southwest near 6 mph (9 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through Sunday.  A slower forward motion is anticipated by Sunday night, and Leslie is forecast to move very little on Monday and Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slow strengthening is possible over the next few days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 991 mb (29.27 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- SURF:  Swells generated by Leslie will affect Bermuda, the east coast of the United States, and most of the Greater and Lesser Antilles through the weekend. These swells will likely cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.
$$ Forecaster Zelinsky
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