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Old 8th September 2018, 22:08
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BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Florence Advisory Number 38
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL062018
500 PM AST Sat Sep 08 2018

...NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER FINDS FLORENCE A LITTLE STRONGER...
...FLORENCE EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE AGAIN TONIGHT OR EARLY
SUNDAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...24.6N 54.7W
ABOUT 810 MI...1305 KM SE OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 695 MI...1120 KM NE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 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 Tropical Storm Florence was
located near latitude 24.6 North, longitude 54.7 West. Florence is
moving toward the west near 5 mph (7 km/h). A west-northwestward
to northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is
expected by the middle of next week. On the forecast track, the
center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean
between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach
the southeastern U.S. coast on Thursday.

Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum
sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher
gusts. Florence is expected to become a hurricane tonight, and
rapid intensification is likely to begin on Sunday. Florence could
become a major hurricane by Monday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km)
from the center.

Data from the NOAA aircraft indicate that the minimum central
pressure is 989 mb (29.21 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF: Swells generated by Florence are affecting Bermuda and are
beginning to reach portions of the U.S. East Coast. 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.





https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graph...png/025552.png
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