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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER  12
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM EDT FRI SEP 09 2005
 
...OPHELIA WEAKENS AS IT BEGINS TO MOVE NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST COAST OF
FLORIDA FROM SEBASTIAN INLET NORTHWARD TO FLAGLER BEACH...AND A
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF FLAGLER BEACH
TO FERNANDINA BEACH.  
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE NORTH OF THE WATCH AREA THROUGH THE CAROLINAS
SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF OPHELIA.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.3 NORTH... LONGITUDE 79.1 WEST OR ABOUT
115 MILES EAST OF DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA.
 
OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  6 MPH...AND A
TURN TO THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
REPORTS FROM A NOAA RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT OPHELIA
HAS WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL STORM WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR
65 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. HOWEVER...OPHELIA HAS THE POTENTIAL TO
RESTRENGTHEN TO A HURRICANE OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  70 MILES
...110 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE NOAA AIRCRAFT
WAS  991 MB...29.26 INCHES.
 
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 1 INCH ARE POSSIBLE OVER
COASTAL SECTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN FLORIDA.

A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS EXISTS WITHIN THE WARNING AREA
AND NORTHWARD THROUGH THE CAROLINAS.

REPEATING THE 5 AM EDT POSITION...29.3 N... 79.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  6 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 991 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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