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Hurricane OPHELIA


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HURRICANE OPHELIA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  11A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 AM EDT FRI SEP 09 2005
 
...OPHELIA DRIFTS A LITTLE NORTHWARD...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE EAST COAST OF
FLORIDA FROM SEBASTIAN INLET NORTHWARD TO FLAGLER BEACH...AND A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NORTH OF FLAGLER BEACH
TO FERNANDINA BEACH. 
 
INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN NORTHERN AND CENTRAL FLORIDA AND ALONG THE
SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES COAST...SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF
OPHELIA.
 
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.
 
AT 2 AM EDT...0600Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE OPHELIA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 28.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE  79.3 WEST OR ABOUT   80
MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF CAPE CANAVERAL FLORIDA.
 
OPHELIA HAS BEEN DRIFTING NORTHWARD OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS...AND A
NORTHEASTWARD DRIFT IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  OPHELIA IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
SCALE.  REPORTS FROM A NOAA RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT AND DATA FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR IN MELBOURNE SUGGEST
THAT OPHELIA MAY HAVE BEGUN TO WEAKEN SLIGHTLY.
 
HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO  25 MILES FROM THE
CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO  80 MILES.
 
THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE NOAA
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS  990 MB...29.23 INCHES.
 
OPHELIA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO
3 INCHES ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN FLORIDA.
 
REPEATING THE 2 AM EDT POSITION...28.9 N... 79.3 W.  MOVEMENT
...DRIFTING NORTHWARD.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 75 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 990 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER FRANKLIN
 
 
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