Tropical Storm Leslie Public Advisory Number 54

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Tropical Storm Leslie Advisory Number  54
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL132018
500 PM AST Tue Oct 09 2018

...LESLIE NEARS HURRICANE STRENGTH AGAIN...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.3N 43.0W
ABOUT 1055 MI...1700 KM WSW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SSE OR 155 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 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.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Leslie was
located near latitude 30.3 North, longitude 43.0 West. Leslie is
moving toward the south-southeast near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this
general motion is expected to continue for the next day or so.  A
slower motion and a turn toward the east-northeast or northeast is
expected by Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph (110 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the
the next couple of days and Leslie will likely become a hurricane
tonight or tomorrow.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 310 miles (500 km)
from the center.

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 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Zelinsky