This is an automatic message WTNT33 KNHC 110848
Hurricane Leslie Advisory Number 60
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132018
500 AM AST Thu Oct 11 2018
…LESLIE EXPECTED TO REMAIN A HURRICANE FOR COUPLE OF DAYS…
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 1005 MI…1615 KM SW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…80 MPH…130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…ENE OR 65 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…978 MB…28.88 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Leslie was located
near latitude 28.4 North, longitude 40.1 West. Leslie is moving
toward the east-northeast near 10 mph (17 km/h), and this general
motion with some increase in forward speed is expected during
the next couple of days. A slower southeastward motion is forecast
to begin by late Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48
hours, but weakening is expected over the weekend.
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 978 mb (28.88 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.