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Tropical Storm Lee Advisory Number  23
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL142017
1100 PM AST Sat Sep 23 2017

...LEE STRENGTHENING OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.9N 50.1W
ABOUT 860 MI...1385 KM E OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1370 MI...2205 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SSE OR 150 DEGREES AT 1 MPH...2 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1003 MB...29.62 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 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Lee was
located near latitude 31.9 North, longitude 50.1 West. Lee is
drifting toward the south-southeast near 1 mph (2 km/h).  A gradual
turn toward the southwest is expected over the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h)
with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48
hours and Lee could become a hurricane on Sunday.

Lee is a small tropical storm.  Tropical-storm-force winds extend
outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

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Forecaster Zelinsky

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