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Tropical Storm OPHELIA


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TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
 
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER   6
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL162011
500 AM AST THU SEP 22 2011
 
...OPHELIA INTENSIFIES A LITTLE BUT FORECAST TO SLOWLY WEAKEN...
 
 
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...13.4N 47.0W
ABOUT 1020 MI...1640 KM ESE OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...994 MB...29.35 INCHES
 
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
 
 
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 47.0 WEST. OPHELIA IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/H...AND THIS MOTION IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY...WITH A TURN TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST
EXPECTED ON FRIDAY.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 65 MPH...100
KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS DUE TO STRONG UPPER-LEVEL WINDS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 230 MILES...370
KM...MOSTLY TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER.  NOAA BUOY 41041...LOCATED
TO THE NORTH OF THE CENTER...RECENTLY REPORTED 1-MINUTE MEAN WINDS
OF 63 MPH...101 KM/H...AND A WIND GUST OF 78 MPH...126 KM/H.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 994 MB...29.35 INCHES.
 
 
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
NONE
 
 
NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM AST.
 
$$
FORECASTER BLAKE
 
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