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Hurricane LEE


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

...LEE RAPIDLY STRENGTHENS INTO A HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 230 AM AST...0630 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...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...987 MB...29.15 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 230 AM AST (0630 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lee was located
near latitude 31.9 North, longitude 50.1 West. Lee is currently
stationary.  A drift toward the southeast is expected to begin
later today.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the
next 36 to 48 hours.

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 987 mb (29.15 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 Beven

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