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Tropical Storm Arlene Advisory Number 8 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL012017 500 AM AST Fri Apr 21 2017 ...ARLENE MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC... ...STILL EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE LATER TODAY... SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...40.0N 48.0W ABOUT 1135 MI...1825 KM WNW OF THE AZORES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 31 MPH...50 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...993 MB...29.33 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Arlene was located near latitude 40.0 North, longitude 48.0 West. Arlene is moving toward the west near 31 mph (50 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue today. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected, and Arlene is forecast to become absorbed by a large extratropical low and dissipate later today. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 993 mb (29.33 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- None. NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST. $$ Forecaster Stewart

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