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Pablo Becomes A Hurricane As It Moves Quickly Over The Northeastern Atlantic

Category 1 Hurricane

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Category 1 Hurricane

535 miles NE of Lajes Air Base In The Azores

Wind

Pressure

75 mph

29.03

Heading

Coordinates

NNE at 32 mph

18.3W, 42.8N

Discussion

At 1100 a.m. AST (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Pablo was located near latitude 42.8 north, longitude 18.3 west. Pablo is moving toward the north-northeast near 32 mph (52 km/h), and this motion should continue with a decrease in forward speed today. A turn toward the north and northwest and an additional decrease in forward speed are expected tonight and Monday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast to begin this afternoon, and Pablo is expected to become post-tropical on Monday.

Pablo remains a small tropical cyclone. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 983 mb (29.03 inches).

Satellite

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Watches and Warnings

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Models

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Land Hazards

None.