Tropical Storm Ophelia, 5 PM Mon

MIAMI (970 WFLA) -- Tropical Storm Ophelia remains far out in the Atlantic and is not expected to affect any land areas. The latest from the National Hurricane Center (graphic credit): 

BULLETIN Tropical Storm Ophelia Advisory Number   3 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL172017 500 PM AST Mon Oct 09 2017

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...31.5N 39.6W ABOUT 845 MI...1355 KM WSW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was located near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 39.6 West. Ophelia is moving toward the northeast near 3 mph (6 km/h). A slow motion toward the east-northeast and east is forecast to occur later tonight, followed by a turn toward the southeast on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None.

NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.
$$ Forecaster Stewart

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