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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  41A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 AM EDT FRI SEP 16 2005
 
...OPHELIA MOVING AWAY FROM THE OUTER BANKS...
 
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.  THIS WARNING WILL BE
DISCONTINUED LATER TODAY.
 
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 REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHWESTERN NOVA
SCOTIA FROM YARMOUTH TO LUNENBERG.
 
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 8 AM EDT...1200Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED BY RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT NEAR LATITUDE 35.4 NORTH...
LONGITUDE 74.5 WEST OR ABOUT 65 MILES... 100 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF
CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.
 
OPHELIA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 8 MPH ...13 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  996 MB...29.41 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 8 AM EDT POSITION...35.4 N... 74.5 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 65 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 996 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 11 AM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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