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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER  13
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT FRI SEP 09 2005

...OPHELIA MOVING AWAY FROM THE U.S COAST...FOR NOW...
 
AT 11AM EDT...1500Z...THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE EAST COAST
OF FLORIDA FROM SEBASTIAN INLET NORTHWARD TO FLAGLER BEACH...AND A
THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH FROM NORTH OF FLAGLER BEACH TO FERNANDINA
BEACH HAVE BENN DISCONTINUED.
 
INTERESTS FROM NORTHERN FLORIDA THROUGH THE CAROLINAS SHOULD CLOSELY
MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF OPHELIA DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE  78.9 WEST OR ABOUT 
130 MILES...EAST OF DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA.
 
OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 5 MPH AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. OPHELIA
HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY OR SATURDAY.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES FROM THE
CENTER.
 
LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY A NOAA RECONNAISSANCE
PLANE WAS 983 MB...29.03 INCHES.

A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS EXISTS FROM FLORIDA NORTHWARD
THROUGH THE CAROLINAS.

REPEATING THE 11 AM EDT POSITION...29.5 N... 78.9 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  5 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65
MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 983 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER AVILA
 
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