EDOUARD MOVING TOWARDS NORTH-NORTHWEST: SET TO BECOME MAJOR HURRICANE ON TUESDAY…

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LOCATION=29.0°N 56.9°W
ABOUT 520 MILES ESE OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS=175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT=NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 13 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE=963 MB/28.44 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 1100 PM AST THE CENTER OF HURRICANE EDOUARD WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.0° NORTH, LONGITUDE 56.9° WEST. EDOUARD IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED BY EARLY MONDAY, FOLLOWED BY A NORTHEASTWARD TURN WITH INCREASING FORWARD SPEED BY TUESDAY.

AT 1100 PM AST THE CENTER OF HURRICANE EDOUARD WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.0° NORTH, LONGITUDE 56.9° WEST. EDOUARD IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MPH. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED BY EARLY MONDAY, FOLLOWED BY A NORTHEASTWARD TURN WITH INCREASING FORWARD SPEED BY TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 110 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO, AND EDOUARD IS FORECAST TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE ON TUESDAY. WEAKENING SHOULD COMMENCE ON WEDNESDAY.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 963 MB/28.44 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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NONE.

NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY=5:00 A.M.

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FORECASTER KIMBERLAIN

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