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Hurricane Ophelia – Day 11

Hurricane OpheliaPosition: 26.2N 63.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 120 mph [195 kph].
Wind Gusts: 150 mph [240 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 40 miles [ 65 km].
Minimum central pressure: 956 mb ↓.

Currently about 435 miles [ 700 km] South-Southeast of Bermuda.

This may be the peak for the storm. The good news is that it is turning and will be passing to the East of Bermuda, striking with its weak side.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bermuda.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]