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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER  25
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL162005
1500Z MON SEP 12 2005
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH ARE IN EFFECT FOR
THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES FROM NORTH OF EDISTO BEACH
SOUTH CAROLINA NORTHEASTWARD TO CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
WATCHES OR WARNINGS MAY HAVE TO BE EXTENDED NORTHWARD LATER TODAY.
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES COASTAL REGION
SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF OPHELIA.
 
TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 31.6N  76.8W AT 12/1500Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN  15 NM
 
PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT   2 KT
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE  989 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS  60 KT WITH GUSTS TO  75 KT.
50 KT....... 60NE  70SE   0SW  40NW.
34 KT.......120NE 140SE 100SW 120NW.
12 FT SEAS..250NE 240SE 225SW 200NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT.  RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.
 
REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 31.6N  76.8W AT 12/1500Z
AT 12/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 31.5N  76.9W
 
FORECAST VALID 13/0000Z 31.8N  77.4W
MAX WIND  60 KT...GUSTS  75 KT.
50 KT... 60NE  70SE   0SW  40NW.
34 KT...120NE 140SE 100SW 120NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 13/1200Z 32.3N  77.7W
MAX WIND  65 KT...GUSTS  80 KT.
64 KT... 25NE  25SE  25SW  25NW.
50 KT... 70NE  70SE  40SW  60NW.
34 KT...140NE 140SE 100SW 120NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 14/0000Z 33.0N  77.7W
MAX WIND  65 KT...GUSTS  80 KT.
64 KT... 25NE  25SE  25SW  25NW.
50 KT... 70NE  70SE  40SW  60NW.
34 KT...140NE 140SE 100SW 120NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 14/1200Z 33.9N  77.4W
MAX WIND  70 KT...GUSTS  85 KT.
50 KT... 80NE  80SE  60SW  60NW.
34 KT...150NE 150SE 120SW 120NW.
 
FORECAST VALID 15/1200Z 35.5N  76.0W
MAX WIND  65 KT...GUSTS  80 KT.
50 KT... 80NE  80SE  60SW  60NW.
34 KT...150NE 150SE 120SW 120NW.
 
EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 250 NM
ON DAY 4 AND 325 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 20 KT EACH DAY
 
OUTLOOK VALID 16/1200Z 38.0N  73.0W
MAX WIND  55 KT...GUSTS  65 KT.
 
OUTLOOK VALID 17/1200Z 41.0N  68.0W...EXTRATROPICAL
MAX WIND  45 KT...GUSTS  55 KT.
 
REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 31.6N  76.8W
 
NEXT ADVISORY AT 12/2100Z
 
FORECASTER PASCH
 
 
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