Tropical Storm Ophelia

Hurricane Ophelia Track October 13 2017
Hurricane Ophelia Track October 13 2017
Hurricane Ophelia Satellite
Hurricane Ophelia Satellite

This post has been recovered as a summary after  a catastrophic data failure which took place on October 16, 2017.

Early on October 9, the NHC to begin issuing advisories on Tropical Depression Seventeen.

The tropical depression continued to strengthen, becoming Tropical Storm Ophelia later that day.

October 11, the National Hurricane Center upgraded it to a hurricane, making it the tenth consecutive storm this season to reach hurricane strength.

October 12 at 5:00 p.m Ophelia became a Category 2 hurricane.

On October 14 at 11:00 a.m. Ophelia intensified to a Category 3 hurricane, making Ophelia the sixth major hurricane of the season and the easternmost storm of such strength in the Atlantic basin on record.

On October 15, Ophelia began to weaken, while accelerating northeastward towards Ireland and Great Britain

October 16, Ophelia transitioned into a hurricane-strength extratropical cyclone, as it began impacting Ireland and Britain.

Hurricane Ophelia fanned wildfires in Portugal and Spain, killing 49 people.

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