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#904807 (Received by flhurricane at: 10:49 AM 27.Sep.2017)
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BULLETIN
Hurricane Lee Advisory Number 38
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL142017
1100 AM AST Wed Sep 27 2017

...LEE BECOMES THE FIFTH MAJOR HURRICANE OF THE 2017 SEASON...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.6N 56.8W
ABOUT 485 MI...780 KM ESE OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1765 MI...2845 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...963 MB...28.44 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lee was located
near latitude 30.6 North, longitude 56.8 West. Lee is moving toward
the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h) and this motion is expected to
continue today. Lee should turn to the north on Thursday and
accelerate to the northeast on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h)
with higher gusts. Lee is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Slow weakening is forecast
during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
(150 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 963 mb (28.44 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Blake