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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Sat Oct 14 2017
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane
Ophelia, located over the eastern Atlantic Ocean several hundred
miles south-southwest of the Azores.
1. Radar and surface observations from the eastern Caribbean indicate
that a broad area of low pressure is gradually approaching the
Leeward Islands. This low is accompanied by showers and squalls
mainly to the east of the center, and this activity is expected to
spread westward over the Leeward Islands and the Virgin Islands
today and Sunday. Upper-level winds are expected to be unfavorable
for development during the next couple of days, but the environment
could turn favorable for some development early next week when the
system begins to move northward and then recurves over the
west-central Atlantic Ocean. Additional information on this system
can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.
Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas
Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service under AWIPS
header NFDHSFAT1 and WMO header FZNT01 KWBC.