Low pressure system morphs into full-blown tropical storm overnight: Caribbean to meet TS Ophelia

September 21, 2011MIAMI Tropical Storm Ophelia has strengthened as it moved across the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday. In its 11 a.m. update, the hurricane center said Ophelia’s maximum sustained winds are now at 60 mph. The storm was about 1,245 miles east of the Leeward Island and moving west at 16 mph. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect, forecasters said, and Ophelia was expected to lose some strength during the next 48 hours. [Update 5:10 a.m. ET] Tropical Storm Ophelia has formed over the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said early Wednesday. At 5 a.m. ET, Ophelia had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was about 1,370 miles east of the Leeward Islands. The storm was moving west at near 13 mph. Gradual strengthening is expected over the next day or so, the National Hurricane Center said. –CNN
Few things about this hurricane system have been typical even if the number of category 5 hurricanes has been few and far between. Asia has been hammered by a string of cyclones that have rarely missed inland areas even in the midst of one of the wettest monsoon seasons on record. Storms in the Atlantic have likewise been mercurial, holding hurricane-watchers in suspense, even though most have steered clear of the U.S. mainland. Last night, a low-pressure system over the Atlantic morphed into the full-blown Tropical Storm Ophelia despite earlier forecasts by weather watchers that the system had little chance of intensification. –The Extinction Protocol
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4 Responses to Low pressure system morphs into full-blown tropical storm overnight: Caribbean to meet TS Ophelia

  1. Anthony says:

    It seems like tropical storms form more rapidly every time the solar wind drops and stays below 400 km per hour.

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  2. Dennis E. says:

    Well, you just don’t know about these things. Last night, it was reported that this system would not,would not probably landfall in the USA due to a cold front coming in from the west and would turn it out to sea. Where I live at, still looks bad, many many roofs still have that blue tarp covering leaks in the roofs including mine.

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