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Hurricane LEE (Text)


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Hurricane Lee Advisory Number  43
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL142017
500 PM AST Thu Sep 28 2017

...LEE CONTINUES TO WEAKEN...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...35.1N 55.8W
ABOUT 550 MI...890 KM ENE OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1605 MI...2580 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 25 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 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 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lee was located
near latitude 35.1 North, longitude 55.8 West. Lee is moving toward
the north-northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h).  A turn toward the
northeast with a substantial increase in forward speed is expected
tonight or early Friday, and that motion will continue until Lee
dissipates on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 90 mph (150 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional weakening is forecast during the next
48 hours, and Lee is forecast to become a tropical storm on Friday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
(150 km).

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


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

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Forecaster Zelinsky

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