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UPDATE 9/10/2018 11:00 a.m.- 

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...25.0N 60.0W
ABOUT 580 MI...935 KM SSE OF BERMUDA
ABOUT 1240 MI...2000 KM ESE OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...962 MB...28.41 INCHES


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

Interests in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states should monitor the progress of Florence. Storm Surge and Hurricane watches could be 
issued for portions of these areas by Tuesday morning.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Florence was located near latitude 25.0 North, longitude 60.0 West. Florence is moving toward the west 
near 13 mph (20 km/h).  A west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days.  

A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur late Wednesday night.  On the forecast track, the center of Florence will move over the southwestern Atlantic Ocean 
between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina on Thursday.

Satellite data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts.  Florence is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.

Further strengthening is anticipated, and Florence is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane through Thursday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 962 mb (28.41 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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SURF:  Swells generated by Florence are affecting Bermuda and portions of the U.S. East Coast.  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 PM AST.



Depending on the track of Florence, very heavy rainfall is expected across the Carolinas, Appalachians, and Mid-Atlantic. The axis of heavy rainfall will likely change in the coming days–however, what will not change is the heavy rain/flooding threat in these regions.

UPDATE 9/10/2018 9:00 a.m. EST- Florence is looking very impressive on satellite imagery this morning, and will likely become a major hurricane by the 11 AM advisory. Current forecasts bring Florence towards the SC/NC coastline later this week as a dangerous major hurricane. Next update to come after 12:00 p.m. 9/10/2018

5 AM Weather Advisory

5 AM Tropical Storm Winds projection

Current Radar image of Projected path, zoomed in to the SoMd Region

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