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BULLETIN 
Hurricane Ophelia Advisory Number 14 
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172017 
1100 AM AST Thu Oct 12 2017 
 
...OPHELIA MEANDERING SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES... 
...EXPECTED TO BEGIN MOVING NORTHEASTWARD LATER TODAY... 
 
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION 
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LOCATION...30.5N 35.6W 
ABOUT 715 MI...1145 KM SW OF THE AZORES 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H 
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H 
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...978 MB...28.88 INCHES 
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS 
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. 
 
Interests in the eastern Azores should monitor the progress of 
Ophelia. 
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK 
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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Ophelia was located 
near latitude 30.5 North, longitude 35.6 West. Ophelia is drifting 
north-northeastward around 2 mph (4 km/h). A slow northeastward 
motion is expected to begin later today, followed by a faster 
east-northeastward motion on Friday and Saturday. 
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher 
gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 
hours. 
 
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the 
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles 
(110 km). 
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 978 mb (28.88 inches). 
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND 
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None. 
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY 
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Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.