Issued at 800 PM AST Thu Oct 11 2018 000WTNT33 KNHC 112348TCPAT3BULLETINHurricane Leslie Intermediate Advisory Number 62ANWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL132018800 PM AST Thu Oct 11 2018...LESLIE MOVING QUICKLY EAST-NORTHEAST WELL SOUTHWEST OF THEAZORES...SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION----------------------------------------------LOCATION...30.3N 35.3WABOUT 710 MI...1145 KM SW OF THE AZORESABOUT 1080 MI...1735 KM WSW OF MADEIRA ISLANDMAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/HPRESENT MOVEMENT...ENE OR 65 DEGREES AT 22 MPH...35 KM/HMINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...976 MB...28.82 INCHESWATCHES AND WARNINGS--------------------CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:None.SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...* Madeira IslandA Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions arepossible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.For storm information specific to your area, please monitorproducts issued by your national meteorological service.DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK----------------------At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Leslie was locatednear latitude 30.3 North, longitude 35.3 West. Leslie is movingtoward the east-northeast near 22 mph (35 km/h). A continuedeast-northeast motion with an increase in forward speed is expectedthrough Friday. Leslie is forecast to slow down and turn toward theeast or east-southeast by Saturday. On the forecast track, Lesliewill pass near Madeira Island by late Saturday.Maximum sustained winds remain near 85 mph (140 km/h) with highergusts. Some fluctuations in intensity are possible tonight andearly Friday, but steady weakening is forecast to begin by Fridaynight.Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) fromthe center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 240miles (390 km).The estimated minimum central pressure is 976 mb (28.82 inches).HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND----------------------WIND: Tropical storm conditions are possible on Madeira Islandbeginning Saturday.SURF: Swells generated by Leslie will likely affect portions ofthe Azores, Madeira Island and the Canary Islands through Saturdayand could reach the Atlantic coasts of Spain, Portugal, and Moroccoover the weekend. These swells are likely to cause life-threateningsurf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from yourlocal weather office.NEXT ADVISORY-------------Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.$$Forecaster Blake

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