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WTNT34 KNHC 260844
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BULLETIN
Hurricane Lee Advisory Number  33
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL142017
500 AM AST Tue Sep 26 2017

...LEE STILL STRENGTHENING AND MOVING A LITTLE FASTER WESTWARD...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.0N 52.5W
ABOUT 745 MI...1195 KM E OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1555 MI...2500 KM WSW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 260 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...977 MB...28.85 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 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lee was located
near latitude 30.0 North, longitude 52.5 West. Lee is moving toward
the west near 10 mph (17 km/h).  A turn toward the west-northwest
with some decrease in forward speed is forecast early Wednesday,
followed by a turn northwestward by Wednesday evening.  Lee is
forecast to turn northward and gradually increase in forward speed
on Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Some strengthening is expected over the next 24 hours or
so.  A weakening trend is expected to commence on Wednesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles
(75 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 977 mb (28.85 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Roberts



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