We Have A New Tropical Storm

posted by Steve Hall -

T.S. Ophelia forms in Atlantic (10/9/17)

Miami, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-What was Tropical Depression 17 has grown into Tropical Storm Ophelia.  The good news is that Ophelia is destined to stay out in the Atlantic Ocean and not threaten any land.                  

LOCATION...31.4N 39.9W
ABOUT 860 MI...1385 KM WSW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 30 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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The center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was
located near latitude 31.4 North, longitude 39.9 West. Ophelia is
moving toward the north-northeast near 5 mph (7 km/h), and a turn
toward the northeast is expected later today.  A motion toward
the east-northeast and east is forecast to occur later tonight,
followed by a turn toward the east-southeast on Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with
higher gusts.  Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48
hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).

Graphic courtesy Ntl. Hurricane Center

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