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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER  41
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM EDT FRI SEP 16 2005
 
...OPHELIA BEGINS TO MOVE NORTHWARD...

AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR SOUTHWESTERN NOVA SCOTIA FROM YARMOUTH TO
LUNENBERG.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH
CAROLINA NORTHWARD TO THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER...
INCLUDING THE PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM POINT JUDITH RHODE
ISLAND TO PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS...INCLUDING MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND
NANTUCKET.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 5 AM EDT...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED BY RECONAISSANCE AIRCRAFT NEAR LATITUDE 35.1 NORTH...
LONGITUDE 74.8 WEST OR ABOUT 40 MILES... 65 KM...EAST OF CAPE
HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
 
OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 5 MPH ... 7 KM/HR. A TURN TO
THE NORTHEAST WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  65 MPH...100 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS
FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM MAINLY TO THE EAST OF THE CENTER.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY RECONNAISSANCE
AIRCRAFT WAS  994 MB...29.35 INCHES.
 
MAXIMUM COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL
TIDE LEVELS IS POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF ONSHORE WINDS. A STORM SURGE OF
3 TO 4 FEET IS POSSIBLE AT THE HEADS OF BAYS AND RIVERS. STORM
SURGE FLOODING SHOULD CONTINUE TO SUBSIDE TODAY.

NO SIGNIFICANT ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA OR SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA.

REPEATING THE 5 AM EDT POSITION...35.1 N... 74.8 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH NEAR  5 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 994 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 AM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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