Hurricane Lorenzo Public Advisory

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Hurricane Lorenzo Advisory Number  18
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL132019
1100 PM AST Thu Sep 26 2019

...EXTREMELY POWERFUL LORENZO STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE...
...SWELLS GENERATED BY THE HURRICANE LIKELY TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF
THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA...


SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.6N 41.5W
ABOUT 1660 MI...2670 KM SW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH...230 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...939 MB...27.73 INCHES


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


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Hurricane Lorenzo was
located near latitude 17.6 North, longitude 41.5 West.  Lorenzo is
moving toward the north-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this
motion is expected to continue through Friday.  A turn to the
north is expected on Saturday, followed by a turn to the northeast
on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Lorenzo is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some fluctuations in strength are possible
through Friday night.  A slow weakening trend is expected over the
weekend.

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

The estimated minimum central pressure is 939 mb (27.73 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Lorenzo will affect portions of the
northeastern coast of South America beginning tonight, and
will 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 500 AM AST.

$$
Forecaster Latto



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