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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  45A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM EDT SAT SEP 17 2005
 
...OPHELIA ABOUT TO MAKE CLOSEST APPROACH TO SOUTHEASTERN
MASSACHUSSETTS...
 
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.  THESE WARNINGS COULD BE DISCONTINUED LATER
TODAY.
 
THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTER HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING
FOR ALL OF NOVA SCOTIA... EXCEPT FOR CUMBERLAND AND COLCHESTER
COUNTIES WHICH ARE UNDER A TROPICAL STORM WATCH.  A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 8 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 39.9 NORTH... LONGITUDE 69.8 WEST OR ABOUT
95 MILES... 150 KM... SOUTH OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
AND ABOUT 470 MILES... 755 KM...SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.
 
OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH...34 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.  WHILE LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS...OPHELIA WILL LIKELY LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES... 280 KM
FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 999 MB...29.50 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 8 AM EDT POSITION...39.9 N... 69.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...999 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER KNABB
 
 
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