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----------200 PM AST Fri Oct 12 2018
...HURRICANE LESLIE RACING ACROSS THE EASTERN ATLANTIC... ...LIKELY TO BRING RAIN AND WIND IMPACTS TO PORTIONS OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...
 SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...33.3N 26.1W ABOUT 330 MI...530 KM S OF THE AZORES ABOUT 515 MI...830 KM W OF THE MADEIRA ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 70 DEGREES AT 33 MPH...54 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...971 MB...28.68 INCHES
 WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
None.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Madeira Island
Interests in Portugal and Spain should monitor the progress of Leslie.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ---------------------- At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the center of Hurricane Leslie was located near latitude 33.3 North, longitude 26.1 West. Leslie is moving toward the east-northeast near 33 mph (54 km/h). A fast motion toward the east-northeastward is expected to continue through Saturday morning, followed by a slower eastward motion late Saturday through Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Leslie will pass north of Madeira Island on Saturday, and approach the southwestern portion of the Iberian Peninsula on Saturday night, and move inland over portions of the Iberian Peninsula on Sunday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next day or so, but Leslie is expected to transition into a powerful post-tropical cyclone by Saturday night. Additional weakening is forecast on Sunday, with Leslie expected to dissipate by Monday after it moves inland.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km), mainly to the south of the center. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 971 mb (28.68 inches).
 HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected on Madeira Island beginning early Saturday.
Post-tropical Leslie will likely bring strong winds to portions of Portugal and Spain Saturday night and Sunday. Please see products from your local meteorological service for more information on this hazard.
RAINFALL:  Leslie is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches (50 to 100 mm) across southern and central portions of Portugal and Spain through Sunday.
SURF:  Swells generated by Leslie will likely affect portions of the Azores, Madeira Island and the Canary Islands through Saturday and will reach the Atlantic coasts of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco over the weekend. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather office.
 NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.
$$ Forecaster Brown
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