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#906584 (Received by flhurricane at: 4:40 PM 10.Oct.2017)
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BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Ophelia Advisory Number 7
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172017
500 PM AST Tue Oct 10 2017

...OPHELIA STRENGTHENS A LITTLE OVER THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC...
...EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY THURSDAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.1N 38.0W
ABOUT 785 MI...1265 KM SW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...60 MPH...95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SE OR 135 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 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 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was
located near latitude 31.1 North, longitude 38.0 West. Ophelia is
moving toward the southeast near 6 mph (9 km/h) and this general
motion is expected to continue during the next day or two.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph (95 km/h) with
higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next
48 hours, and Ophelia is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb (29.56 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Stewart