This is an automatic message WTNT33 KNHC 112348
Hurricane Leslie Intermediate Advisory Number 62A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132018
800 PM AST Thu Oct 11 2018
…LESLIE MOVING QUICKLY EAST-NORTHEAST WELL SOUTHWEST OF THE
SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST…0000 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 710 MI…1145 KM SW OF THE AZORES
ABOUT 1080 MI…1735 KM WSW OF MADEIRA ISLAND
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:
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 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Leslie was located
near latitude 30.3 North, longitude 35.3 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 remain 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
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 (390 km).
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 complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.