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Hurricane LEE (Text)


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Hurricane Lee Advisory Number  25
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL142017
500 AM AST Sun Sep 24 2017

...LEE CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY INTENSIFY...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.8N 50.1W
ABOUT 860 MI...1385 KM E OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1370 MI...2210 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...S OR 180 DEGREES AT 1 MPH...2 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.03 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 31.8 North, longitude 50.1 West. Lee is currently
drifting southward, and a slow southeastward motion is expected to
begin later today.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during
the next 36 to 48 hours and Lee could be near major hurricane
strength on Monday.

Lee is a small hurricane.  Hurricane-force winds extend outward up
to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds
extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 983 mb (29.03 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

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Forecaster Zelinsky

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