Hurricane Lorenzo Public Advisory

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Hurricane Lorenzo Advisory Number  17
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL132019
500 PM AST Thu Sep 26 2019

...LARGE AND POWERFUL LORENZO TURNS NORTHWESTWARD...
...SWELLS GENERATED BY THE HURRICANE LIKELY TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF
THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.5N 40.8W
ABOUT 1095 MI...1765 KM W OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...140 MPH...220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 310 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...943 MB...27.85 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 Hurricane Lorenzo was
located near latitude 16.5 North, longitude 40.8 West. Lorenzo is
moving toward the northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this motion is
expected to continue through tonight.  A turn toward the
north-northwest is expected on Friday, followed by a turn toward
the north on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 140 mph (220 km/h)
with higher gusts.  Lorenzo is a category 4 hurricane on the
Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Additional strengthening is
possible tonight, and fluctuations in intensity are expected Friday
and Saturday.

Lorenzo is a large hurricane.  Hurricane-force winds extend outward
up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force
winds extend outward up to 255 miles (405 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 943 mb (27.85 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Lorenzo will affect portions of the
northeastern coast of South Americas beginning tonight and affect
portions of the Windward Islands beginning on Friday,  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.

$$
Forecaster Beven



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