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TROPICAL STORM FRED ADVISORY NUMBER 26
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062015
500 AM AST SAT SEP 05 2015


...FRED STILL A TROPICAL STORM...
...EXPECTED TO TURN NORTHWARD DURING THE WEEKEND...



SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...23.2N 41.0W ABOUT 1315 MI...2115 KM SW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB...29.74 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 Tropical Storm Fred was located near latitude 23.2 North, longitude 41.0 West. Fred is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). A turn toward the northwest and a decrease in forward speed are forecast by tonight, followed by a turn toward the north on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some fluctuations in strength are possible during the next 48 hours.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).



HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.



NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

$$ Forecaster Beven

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