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#906529 (Received by flhurricane at: 4:34 AM 10.Oct.2017)
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BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Ophelia Advisory Number 5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172017
500 AM AST Tue Oct 10 2017

...OPHELIA EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE IN A DAY OR SO...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.9N 38.8W
ABOUT 790 MI...1270 KM WSW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SE OR 125 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1002 MB...29.59 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 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was
located near latitude 31.9 North, longitude 38.8 West. Ophelia is
moving toward the southeast near 3 mph (6 km/h), and this general
motion is expected to continue during the next day or two.

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
Gradual strengthening is forecast, and Ophelia is expected to become
a hurricane by Wednesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb (29.59 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Cangialosi