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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER  44
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT FRI SEP 16 2005

...OPHELIA GRADUALLY ACCELERATING NORTHEASTWARD AS IT PARALLELS THE
   NORTHEASTERN U.S. COAST...
...NEW WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED FOR NOVA SCOTIA...
 
AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING WEST OF WESTPORT
MASSACHUSETTS HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS
NOW IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS FROM WESTPORT TO CAPE
COD TO PLYMOUTH...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.
 
AT 11 PM AST...0300Z...THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN NOVA SCOTIA
FROM YARMOUTH EASTWARD TO LUNENBURG. THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH AREA
HAS BEEN EXPANDED AND IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM TRURO WESTWARD TO NORTH
OF YARMOUTH...AND FROM EAST OF LUNENBURG EASTWARD TO SHEET HARBOUR.
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...RECENT REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INDICATE THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM
OPHELIA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 37.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE 72.2 WEST
OR ABOUT 265 MILES... 430 KM... SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF NANTUCKET
MASSACHUSETTS AND ABOUT 650 MILES...1045 KM...SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX
NOVA SCOTIA.
 
OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/HR... AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN INCREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME GRADUAL WEAKENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM...MAINLY NORTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY THE RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT WAS  998 MB...29.47 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.
 
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH ISOLATED 
3 INCH AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS AND CAPE COD.
 
REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...37.8 N... 72.2 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 998 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 2 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER STEWART
 
 
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