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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



...OPHELIA MOVING SOUTHEASTWARD AND STRENGTHENING...
...FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.2N 37.0W
ABOUT 785 MI...1265 KM SW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...SE OR 125 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB...29.42 INCHES
 

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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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Kinda feel like I'm in The Twilight Zone here.


1100 AM AST Thu Oct 12 2017

...OPHELIA MEANDERING SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES...
...EXPECTED TO BEGIN MOVING NORTHEASTWARD LATER TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.5N 35.6W
ABOUT 715 MI...1145 KM SW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...978 MB...28.88 INCHES
 
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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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Just to make it clear - Ophelia will be extratropical by the time it reaches Ireland(see these white dots on NHC track map?).
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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