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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER  46
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT SAT SEP 17 2005

...OPHELIA STARTING TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS AS IT MOVES
NORTH OF THE GULF STREAM...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF NOVA SCOTIA
EXCEPT FOR CUMBERLAND AND COLCHESTER COUNTIES.  A TROPICAL STORM
WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE
WARNING AREA IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR CUMBERLAND AND
COLCHESTER COUNTIES OF NOVA SCOTIA...AND FOR PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
 
AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...ALL WARNINGS ARE DISCONTINUED FOR THE COAST
OF MASSACHUSETTS.
 
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 40.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE  69.0 WEST OR ABOUT  
70 MILES... 115 KM...SOUTHEAST OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS AND ABOUT 
385 MILES... 620 KM...SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.
 
OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH...33 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN INCREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS MOTION WILL BRING THE
CENTER NEAR OR OVER NOVA SCOTIA TONIGHT.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  60 MPH... 95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  WHILE LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS...OPHELIA IS EXPECTED TO LOSE TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS
DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES
...280 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  999 MB...29.50 INCHES.
 
TIDES OF 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED IN THE
WARNING AREA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE FLOW.

RAINFALLS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES MAY OCCUR OVER PORTIONS OF NOVA SCOTIA.
 
REPEATING THE 11 AM EDT POSITION...40.7 N... 69.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 21 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 999 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 2 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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