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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA ADVISORY NUMBER  47
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT SAT SEP 17 2005

...OPHELIA ACCELERATING NORTHEASTWARD TOWARD NOVA SCOTIA...STILL
LOSING ORGANIZATION...
 
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.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 42.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE  66.3 WEST OR ABOUT 
210 MILES... 340 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF NANTUCKET MASSACHUSETTS
AND ABOUT  205 MILES... 325 KM...SOUTHWEST OF HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA.
 
OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 24 MPH...39 KM/HR...AND
THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN ADDITIONAL INCREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  THIS MOTION SHOULD BRING
THE CENTER OF OPHELIA NEAR OR OVER NOVA SCOTIA TONIGHT AND NEAR OR
OVER NEWFOUNDLAND ON SUNDAY.
 
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
TONIGHT.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES
...280 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  998 MB...29.47 INCHES.
 
TIDES OF 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED IN THE
WARNING AREA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE FLOW.
 
RAINFALLS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES MAY OCCUR OVER PORTIONS OF NOVA SCOTIA.
 
REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...42.4 N... 66.3 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 24 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 998 MB.
 
AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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