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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER  45
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM EDT SAT SEP 17 2005
 
...OPHELIA ACCELERATING NORTHEASTWARD AND BEGINNING TO LOSE TROPICAL
CHARACTERISTICS...

AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE PORTION OF THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FROM
WEST OF WOODS HOLE TO WESTPORT MASSACHUSETTS HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSETTS FROM WOODS HOLE 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.
 
THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTER HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN NOVA SCOTIA FROM YARMOUTH EASTWARD TO
LUNENBURG.  ADDITIONALLY...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS 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 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 39.5 NORTH... LONGITUDE 70.7 WEST OR ABOUT
130 MILES... 205 KM... SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
AND ABOUT 505 MILES... 815 KM...SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.
 
OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH...33 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE
IN FORWARD SPEED.
 
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 175 MILES... 280 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 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 CONTINUE TO SUBSIDE THIS MORNING.
 
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 5 AM EDT POSITION...39.5 N... 70.7 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 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 KNABB
 
 
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