765  
WTNT32 KNHC 102037  
TCPAT2  
 
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  
 
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