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Tropical Storm OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER   9A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT THU SEP 08 2005
 
...OPHELIA GRADUALLY STRENGTHENING WHILE REMAINING NEARLY
STATIONARY...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST COAST OF
FLORIDA FROM COCOA BEACH NORTHWARD TO FLAGLER BEACH.  A TROPICAL
STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA
COAST FROM NORTH OF FLAGLER BEACH TO FERNANDINA BEACH. A TROPICAL
STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN THE WATCH AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL FLORIDA...AND THE
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES COAST SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF
THIS SYSTEM.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.6 NORTH... LONGITUDE 79.5 WEST OR ABOUT 70
MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA.
 
OPHELIA IS STATIONARY AND LITTLE OVERALL MOVEMENT IS EXPECTED TODAY.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  65 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME
STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST...AND OPHELIA COULD BECOME A HURRICANE
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  70 MILES FROM THE
CENTER.  RAIN BANDS WITH STRONG WINDS IN SQUALLS HAVE BEEN
SPREADING OVER PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA EAST COAST IN THE TROPICAL
STORM WARNING AREA.
 
AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE JUST REPORTED A MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE  OF 990 MB...29.23 INCHES.
 
OPHELIA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO
3 INCHES ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN FLORIDA...AND
SOUTHEASTERN GEORGIA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF UP TO 5
INCHES.
 
REPEATING THE 2 PM EDT POSITION...28.6 N... 79.5 W.  MOVEMENT
...STATIONARY.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE... 990 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
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