054  
WTNT32 KNHC 121432  
TCPAT2  
 
BULLETIN  
HURRICANE OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER 14  
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL172017  
1100 AM AST THU OCT 12 2017  
   
..OPHELIA MEANDERING SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES
 
   
..EXPECTED TO BEGIN MOVING NORTHEASTWARD LATER TODAY
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION  
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LOCATION...30.5N 35.6W  
ABOUT 715 MI...1145 KM SW OF THE AZORES  
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H  
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H  
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...978 MB...28.88 INCHES  
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS  
--------------------  
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.  
 
INTERESTS IN THE EASTERN AZORES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF  
OPHELIA.  
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK  
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AT 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), THE EYE OF HURRICANE OPHELIA WAS LOCATED  
NEAR LATITUDE 30.5 NORTH, LONGITUDE 35.6 WEST. OPHELIA IS DRIFTING  
NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD AROUND 2 MPH (4 KM/H). A SLOW NORTHEASTWARD  
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATER TODAY, FOLLOWED BY A FASTER  
EAST-NORTHEASTWARD MOTION ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 90 MPH (150 KM/H) WITH HIGHER  
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48  
HOURS.  
 
HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES (35 KM) FROM THE  
CENTER AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES  
(110 KM).  
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 978 MB (28.88 INCHES).  
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND  
----------------------  
NONE.  
 
NEXT ADVISORY  
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 500 PM AST.  
 

 
FORECASTER BRENNAN  
 
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