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Hurricane HELENE


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Hurricane Helene Advisory Number  17
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL082018
1100 AM AST Tue Sep 11 2018

...HELENE TURNING NORTHWESTWARD OVER THE COOLER WATERS OF THE
EASTERN ATLANTIC...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.5N 34.3W
ABOUT 670 MI...1075 KM W OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS
ABOUT 1550 MI...2495 KM SSW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...966 MB...28.53 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 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Helene was located
near latitude 16.5 North, longitude 34.3 West. Helene is moving
toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h). This motion is expected
to continue today with a turn toward the north-northwest and
northward thereafter.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 110 mph (175 km/h) with
higher gusts.  Gradual weakening should begin tonight, and Helene
is forecast to become a tropical storm on Thursday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
(220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 966 mb (28.53 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

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Forecaster Avila

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