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Hurricane FLORENCE


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Hurricane Florence Advisory Number  28
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL062018
500 AM AST Thu Sep 06 2018

...FLORENCE WEAKENING FOR NOW BUT STILL A STRONG HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...24.1N 47.9W
ABOUT 1060 MI...1705 KM ENE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
ABOUT 1170 MI...1885 KM ESE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...964 MB...28.47 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Florence was
located near latitude 24.1 North, longitude 47.9 West.  Florence is
moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h).  A turn toward
the west-northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected
later today, followed by a turn toward the west by the weekend.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 115 mph (185 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Florence is a category 3 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some additional weakening is
forecast today, but Florence is expected to remain a strong
hurricane for the next several days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles
(150 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 964 mb (28.47 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Florence will begin to affect Bermuda on
Friday and will reach portions of the U.S. East Coast over the
weekend.  These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and
rip current conditions.  Please consult products from your local
weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

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Forecaster Zelinsky

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