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Tropical Storm MARIA


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Tropical Storm Maria Advisory Number  50
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL152017
1100 AM AST Thu Sep 28 2017

...MARIA BEGINNING TO ACCELERATE AWAY FROM THE UNITED STATES...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...36.8N 69.3W
ABOUT 365 MI...585 KM ENE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 400 MI...650 KM NW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...E OR 85 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...982 MB...29.00 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 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Maria was
located near latitude 36.8 North, longitude 69.3 West. Maria is
moving toward the east near 13 mph (20 km/h), and the storm is
expected to accelerate eastward through tonight.  A turn back toward
the east-northeast with an additional increase in forward speed is
expected on Friday.  On the forecast track, Maria will continue to
move away from the U.S. east coast and pass well to the south of
Atlantic Canada during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Some slight weakening is possible during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles (390 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 982 mb (29.00 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Maria are affecting much of the east
coast of the United States, Atlantic Canada, and Bermuda.  These
swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current
conditions.  Please consult products from your local weather office
for more information.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

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Forecaster Stewart

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