This is an automatic message WTNT33 KNHC 112047
Hurricane Leslie Advisory Number 62
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132018
500 PM AST Thu Oct 11 2018
…LESLIE MOVING QUICKLY TOWARD THE EASTERN ATLANTIC…
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 780 MI…1255 KM SW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…ENE OR 65 DEGREES AT 22 MPH…35 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…976 MB…28.82 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of Portugal has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Madeira Island
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Leslie was located
near latitude 29.9 North, longitude 36.5 West. Leslie is moving
toward the east-northeast near 22 mph (35 km/h). A continued
east-northeast motion with an increase in forward speed is expected
through Friday. Leslie is forecast to slow down and turn toward the
east or east-southeast by Saturday. On the forecast track, Leslie
will pass near Madeira Island by late Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h)
with higher gusts. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible
tonight and early Friday, but steady weakening is forecast to begin
by Friday night.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240 miles
The estimated minimum central pressure is 976 mb (28.82 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are possible on Madeira Island
SURF: Swells generated by Leslie will likely affect portions of
the Azores, Madeira Island and the Canary Islands through Saturday
and could reach the Atlantic coasts of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco
over the weekend. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening
surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your
local weather office.
Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM AST.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.