714  
WTNT32 KNHC 101453  
TCPAT2  
 
BULLETIN  
TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER 6  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL172017  
1100 AM AST TUE OCT 10 2017  
   
..OPHELIA GETTING BETTER ORGANIZED OVER THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC
 
   
..EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY THURSDAY
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION  
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LOCATION...31.5N 38.3W  
ABOUT 780 MI...1260 KM WSW OF THE AZORES  
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H  
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SE OR 130 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 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 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS  
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.5 NORTH, LONGITUDE 38.3 WEST. OPHELIA IS  
MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST NEAR 5 MPH (7 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 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 1002 MB (29.59 INCHES).  
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND  
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NONE.  
 
NEXT ADVISORY  
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500 PM AST.  
 

 
FORECASTER STEWART  
 
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