15th Named Storm Of Atlantic Season Forms

October 10, 2017

Yet another storm has formed in the Atlantic, with Tropical Storm Ophelia becoming the 15th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic season. Ophelia “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs has passed.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA Bermuda Oct 10 2017 2

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “at 500 AM AST, the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was located near latitude 31.9 North, longitude 38.8 West. Ophelia is moving toward the southeast near 3 mph [6 km/h], and this general motion is expected to continue during the next day or two.

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:


“Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph [85 km/h] with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and Ophelia is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles [165 km] from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1002 mb [29.59 inches].”

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