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Hurricane FLORENCE


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Hurricane Florence Advisory Number  30
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL062018
500 PM AST Thu Sep 06 2018

...FLORENCE CLINGING TO HURRICANE STATUS...
...EXPECTED TO REINTENSIFY ON FRIDAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...25.0N 49.6W
ABOUT 985 MI...1585 KM ENE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
ABOUT 1050 MI...1685 KM ESE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...989 MB...29.21 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 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Florence was
located near latitude 25.0 North, longitude 49.6 West. Florence is
moving toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h), and a turn
towards the west is expected tomorrow.  A westward to
west-northwestward motion should continue into early next week.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Continued weakening is forecast during the next day or so
followed by restrengthening late Friday into this weekend.

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 989 mb (29.21 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 PM AST.

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Forecaster Berg/Rhome

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