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Hurricane Leslie Public Advisory Number 62A

2018-10-12 01:48:46| National Hurricane Center (Atlantic)

Issued at 800 PM AST Thu Oct 11 2018 000 WTNT33 KNHC 112348 TCPAT3 BULLETIN 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 AZORES... SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...30.3N 35.3W 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: None. 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 night. 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 beginning Saturday. 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 ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST. $$ Forecaster Blake

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