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Hurricane HELENE


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Hurricane Helene Advisory Number  23
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL082018
1100 PM AST Wed Sep 12 2018

...HELENE WEAKENS SOME MORE...
...INTERESTS IN THE AZORES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF HELENE...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...22.4N 36.9W
ABOUT 1270 MI...2045 KM SSW OF LAJES AIR BASE IN THE AZORES
ABOUT 1225 MI...1975 KM SSW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.03 INCHES


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

Interests in the Azores should monitor the progress of Helene.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Helene was
located near latitude 22.4 North, longitude 36.9 West. Helene is
moving toward the north near 13 mph (20 km/h). A turn toward the
north-northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected
Thursday night followed by a turn toward the northeast over the
weekend.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 80 mph (130 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Continued weakening is forecast over the next
couple of days, and Helene is expected to become a tropical storm on
Thursday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles
(280 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 983 mb (29.03 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.

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Forecaster Roberts

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