601  
WTNT32 KNHC 100831  
TCPAT2  
 
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  
 
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