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Hurricane LEE


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BULLETIN
Hurricane Lee Advisory Number  35
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL142017
500 PM AST Tue Sep 26 2017

...LEE STILL INTENSIFYING, FORECAST TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE BY
EARLY WEDNESDAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...29.9N 54.6W
ABOUT 625 MI...1005 KM ESE OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1670 MI...2685 KM W OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...971 MB...28.68 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 29.9 North, longitude 54.6 West. Lee is moving toward
the west near 8 mph (13 km/h). The hurricane is expected to turn
northwestward on Wednesday and northward on Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph (175 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Lee could become a major hurricane tonight or
tomorrow before weakening likely begins on Thursday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles
(95 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 971 mb (28.68 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 Blake

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