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Hurricane LESLIE


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HURRICANE LESLIE ADVISORY NUMBER  26
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL122012
500 PM AST WED SEP 05 2012
 
...HURRICANE LESLIE DRIFTING ERRATICALLY NORTHWARD...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...25.9N 62.7W
ABOUT 460 MI...740 KM SSE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB...29.15 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE LESLIE WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 62.7 WEST. LESLIE IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 2 MPH...4 KM/H. A SLOW NORTHWARD TO
NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION...WHICH MAY BE ERRATIC AT TIMES...IS
EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LESLIE IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48
HOURS...AND LESLIE COULD BECOME A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE BY FRIDAY.
 
HURRICANE-FORCE-WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 
230 MILES...370 KM.  NOAA BUOY 41049...LOCATED ABOUT 120 MILES
NORTH-NORTHWEST OF THE CENTER OF LESLIE...HAS RECENTLY REPORTED
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 45 MPH...72 KM/H...AND A GUST TO 51 MPH...82
KM/H.
 
THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 987 MB...29.15 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
SURF...SWELLS GENERATED BY LESLIE WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT BERMUDA...
THE U.S. EAST COAST FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA NORTHWARD...THE NORTHERN
LEEWARD ISLANDS...PUERTO RICO...AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FOR THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS. THESE SWELLS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND
RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL
WEATHER OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER STEWART
 
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