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Hurricane OPHELIA


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TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER  42A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
2 PM EDT FRI SEP 16 2005
 
...OPHELIA MOVING NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD AND SLIGHTLY WEAKER...
 
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WATCH HILL RHODE
ISLAND TO PLYMOUTH MASSACHUSETTS...INCLUDING MARTHA'S VINEYARD AND
NANTUCKET.  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 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 2 PM EDT...1800Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 36.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE  74.1 WEST OR ABOUT
105 MILES... 170 KM...EAST-NORTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
AND ABOUT  415 MILES... 670 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF NANTUCKET
MASSACHUSETTS.
 
OPHELIA IS MOVING GENERALLY TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  8
MPH...13 KM/HR.  A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AND AN INCREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR  60 MPH... 95 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS.
 
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES
...165 KM FROM THE CENTER.
 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS  996 MB...29.41 INCHES.
 
TIDES OF 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED IN THE
WARNING AREA IN AREAS OF ONSHORE FLOW.  ABOVE NORMAL TIDES ALONG
THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST SHOULD SUBSIDE TODAY.
 
TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS
PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN NEW ENGLAND.
 
REPEATING THE 2 PM EDT POSITION...36.1 N... 74.1 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR  8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 60 MPH.  MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 996 MB.
 
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 PM EDT.
 
FORECASTER BEVEN
 
 
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