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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER  42
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT FRI SEP 16 2005

...OPHELIA MOVING NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD AND SLIGHTLY WEAKER...
 
AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM
WATCH HILL RHODE ISLAND TO PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS...INCLUDING
MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS
THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING AREA IN
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHWESTERN NOVA
SCOTIA FROM YARMOUTH TO LUNENBERG.  A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS
THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
AT 11 AM EDT...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS DISCONTINUED ALONG THE
NORTH CAROLINA COAST.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 35.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE  74.4 WEST OR ABOUT  
70 MILES... 115 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
AND ABOUT  450 MILES... 725 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF NANTUCKET
MASSACHUSETTS.
 
OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  8 MPH...13 KM/HR.
A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AND AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  60 MPH... 95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  996 MB...29.41 INCHES.
 
TIDES OF 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED IN THE
WARNING AREA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE FLOW.  ABOVE NORMAL TIDES ALONG
THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST SHOULD SUBSIDE TODAY.

TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS
PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND.

REPEATING THE 11 AM EDT POSITION...35.7 N... 74.4 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 996 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 2 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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