991  
WTNT32 KNHC 110235  
TCPAT2  
 
BULLETIN  
TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER 8  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL172017  
1100 PM AST TUE OCT 10 2017  
   
..OPHELIA MOVING SOUTHEASTWARD
 
   
..FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY THURSDAY
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION  
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LOCATION...30.7N 37.6W  
ABOUT 785 MI...1265 KM SW OF THE AZORES  
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H  
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SE OR 140 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 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 PM AST (0300 UTC), THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS  
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.7 NORTH, LONGITUDE 37.6 WEST. OPHELIA IS  
MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST NEAR 6 MPH (9 KM/H). A SOUTHEASTWARD  
TO EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD MOTION WITH SOME REDUCTION IN FORWARD SPEED  
IS FORECAST OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH (85 KM/H) WITH HIGHER  
GUSTS. STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS, AND  
OPHELIA IS FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY THURSDAY.  
 
TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES (95 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 AM AST.  
 

 
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