Archive Hurricane Ophelia

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  1. JayF

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    BULLETIN
    Tropical Storm Ophelia Advisory Number 2
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172017
    1100 AM AST Mon Oct 09 2017

    ...DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA OVER THE OPEN
    ATLANTIC...


    SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...31.4N 39.9W
    ABOUT 860 MI...1385 KM WSW OF THE AZORES
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 30 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 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 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was
    located near latitude 31.4 North, longitude 39.9 West. Ophelia is
    moving toward the north-northeast near 5 mph (7 km/h), and a turn
    toward the northeast is expected later today. A motion toward
    the east-northeast and east is forecast to occur later tonight,
    followed by a turn toward the east-southeast on Tuesday.

    Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with
    higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48
    hours.

    Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
    from the center.

    The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).
     
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    Looks like this is going to be a good storm for North Africa. Much needed rain for them.
     
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    When was the last time Spain and Portugal had to deal with a Hurricane? LOL

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    WOW, that took a sharp turn north I didn't see coming.
     
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    Wow could Ophelia actually hit Ireland as a Category 1 Hurricane? Doesn't seem right. Ireland Hurricane.png
     
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    Some models are bringing Ophelia up to a Category II Hurricane. WOW


    Ophelia Cat II.jpg
     
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    Kinda feel like I'm in The Twilight Zone here.


     
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    Just to make it clear - Ophelia will be extratropical by the time it reaches Ireland(see these white dots on NHC track map?). Significant storm nonetheless and the timing is pretty ironic - on the heels of an anniversary of a major storm in 1987.
     
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    Ah just a wee little octopus....

     
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    Just crazy is what it is.
     
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    Hurricane Ophelia Advisory Number 22
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL172017
    1100 AM AST Sat Oct 14 2017

    ...OPHELIA BECOMES A RARE CATEGORY 3 HURRICANE SOUTH OF THE
    AZORES...

    ...THIS IS THE SIXTH MAJOR HURRICANE OF THE 2017 SEASON...


    SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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    LOCATION...34.8N 26.6W
    ABOUT 220 MI...355 KM S OF THE AZORES
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 55 DEGREES AT 25 MPH...41 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...960 MB...28.35 INCHES
     
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    Forecasted radar image for Hurricane Ophelia over the next few hours.

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    #14 JayF, Oct 16, 2017 at 8:23 AM
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