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----------1100 PM AST Tue Oct 09 2018
 SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...29.5N 42.6W ABOUT 1070 MI...1720 KM WSW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...SSE OR 160 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB...28.97 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Leslie was located near latitude 29.5 North, longitude 42.6 West. Leslie is moving toward the south-southeast near 9 mph (15 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next day or so.  A slower motion and a turn toward the east-northeast or northeast is expected by Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours before weakening is anticipated by the weekend.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 310 miles (500 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 981 mb (28.97 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.
$$ Forecaster Blake
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