Oct 13, 2017

Category 1 Hurricane Ophelia Headed Towards the Azores and Ireland

Azores
Portugal
by
Jeff Masters
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Category 6 | Weather Underground
WU tracking map for Hurricane Ophelia from the 11 am EDT Thursday, October 12, 2017 advisory from NHC. At 8 AM Monday, Ophelia is predicted to be a post-tropical (extratropical) storm approaching western Ireland with winds comparable to a Cat 1 hurricane.. Image: Weather Underground
WU tracking map for Hurricane Ophelia from the 11 am EDT Thursday, October 12, 2017 advisory from NHC. At 8 AM Monday, Ophelia is predicted to be a post-tropical (extratropical) storm approaching western Ireland with winds comparable to a Cat 1 hurricane.. Image: Weather Underground

Ophelia’s presence this week has brought 2017’s Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) in the Atlantic above 211, making it the seventh most active season on record. This year is now tied for eighth place for most number of hurricanes (10), tied for fifteenth place for most number of named storms (15), and tied for ninth place for most major hurricanes (5.) Ophelia will brush the southeastern Azores Islands on Saturday, and will likely bring tropical storm-force winds to Ireland as a powerful extratropical storm on Monday.