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Hurricane Ophelia Public Advisory Number 16

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    Issued at 1100 PM AST Thu Oct 12 2017


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    WTNT32 KNHC 130248
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    BULLETIN
    Hurricane Ophelia Advisory Number 16
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172017
    1100 PM AST Thu Oct 12 2017

    ...SMALL BUT POWERFUL OPHELIA WITH 105-MPH WINDS OVER THE EASTERN
    ATLANTIC...


    SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
    -----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...30.7N 34.7W
    ABOUT 670 MI...1075 KM SW OF THE AZORES
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 60 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...970 MB...28.65 INCHES


    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

    Interests in the Azores should refer to products issued by the
    Azores Weather Forecast and Watch Center.


    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Ophelia was located
    near latitude 30.7 North, longitude 34.7 West. Ophelia is moving
    toward the east-northeast near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this general
    motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days with a
    large increase in forward speed.

    Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 105 mph (165 km/h)
    with higher gusts. Some slow weakening is forecast to begin Friday
    night but Ophelia should remain a hurricane for the next couple of
    days.

    Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
    center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
    (150 km).

    The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches).


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    RAINFALL: Ophelia is expected to produce total rain accumulations
    of 2 to 4 inches over the southeastern Azores Saturday and Saturday
    night. During the same time, a cold front and moisture associated
    with Ophelia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to
    3 inches over the other islands of the Azores. This rainfall could
    produce flooding, especially over the southeastern Azores.


    NEXT ADVISORY
    -------------
    Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

    $$
    Forecaster Blake

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