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Hurricane Ophelia Live Thread
NHC - NOAA ^ | 8 August 2005 | NHC - NOAA

Posted on 09/08/2005 1:46:25 PM PDT by NautiNurse

Hurricane Ophelia is churning off the Florida Atlantic coast.

The following links are self-updating:

Public Advisory Currently published every 3 hours 5A, 8A, 11A, 2P, etc. ET
NHC Discussion Published every six hours 6A, 11A, 6P, 11P
Three Day Forecast Track
Five Day Forecast Track
Navy Storm Track Graphics, Satellite
Ophelia Track Forecast Archive
Forecast Models
Buoy Data SE Florida

Images:

Storm Floater IR Loop
Melbourne FL Long Range Radar Loop
Melbourne Experimental Radar may experience delays or outages
Storm Floater Still & Loop Options
Color Enhanced IR Loop
Ophelia Wind Field Graphic

Additional Resources:

Central Florida Hurricane Center
News4Jax.com
Hurricane City
Florida East Coast Surf Reports Lots of great info here, including surf cams

Category Wind Speed Barometric Pressure Storm Surge Damage Potential
Tropical
Depression
< 39 mph
< 34 kts
    Minimal
Tropical
Storm
39 - 73 mph
34 - 63 kts
    Minimal
Hurricane 1
(Weak)
74 - 95 mph
64 - 82 kts
28.94" or more
980.02 mb or more
4.0' - 5.0'
1.2 m - 1.5 m
Minimal damage to vegetation
Hurricane 2
(Moderate)
96 - 110 mph
83 - 95 kts
28.50" - 28.93"
965.12 mb - 979.68 mb
6.0' - 8.0'
1.8 m - 2.4 m
Moderate damage to houses
Hurricane 3
(Strong)
111 - 130 mph
96 - 112 kts
27.91" - 28.49"
945.14 mb - 964.78 mb
9.0' - 12.0'
2.7 m - 3.7 m
Extensive damage to small buildings
Hurricane 4
(Very strong)
131 - 155 mph
113 - 135 kts
27.17" - 27.90"
920.08 mb - 944.80 mb
13.0' - 18.0'
3.9 m - 5.5 m
Extreme structural damage
Hurricane 5
(Devastating)
Greater than 155 mph
Greater than 135 kts
Less than 27.17"
Less than 920.08 mb
Greater than 18.0'
Greater than 5.5m
Catastrophic building failures possible


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Georgia; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneophelia; kayak; ophelia; tropical; weather
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1 posted on 09/08/2005 1:46:25 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse

bookmark.

When did she upgrade?


2 posted on 09/08/2005 1:47:17 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: aberaussie; Alas Babylon!; Alia; alnick; Amelia; asp1; AntiGuv; Bahbah; balrog666; blam; Blennos; ..

Hurricane Ophelia update...

3 posted on 09/08/2005 1:47:48 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
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To: NautiNurse

Again...


4 posted on 09/08/2005 1:48:53 PM PDT by dakine
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To: Corin Stormhands
Hurricane Ophelia Advisory Number 10

Statement as of 5:00 PM EDT on September 08, 2005

...Ophelia becomes the seventh hurricane of the season...still not
moving...

At 5 PM EDT...2100z...the Tropical Storm Warning is extended
southward to Sebastian Inlet Florida.

 
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the East Coast of
Florida from Sebastian Inlet northward to Flagler Beach.  A Tropical
Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected
within the warning area within the next 24 hours.

 
A tropical storm watch is in effect for the northeast Florida
coast from north of Flagler Beach to Fernandina Beach. A tropical
storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible
within the watch area within the next 36 hours.

 

Interests elsewhere in northern and central Florida...and the
southeastern United States coast...should monitor the progress of
this system.

 
For storm information specific to your area...including possible
inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued
by your local weather office.

 
At 5 PM EDT...2100z...the center of Hurricane Ophelia was located
near latitude 28.6 north... longitude 79.5 west or about 70 miles
east-northeast of Cape Canaveral Florida.

Ophelia is stationary and a slow northeastward motion may occur over
the next 12 to 24 hours.

 
National Weather Service Doppler radar and Air Force hurricane
hunter observations indicate that the maximum sustained winds have
increased to near  75 mph...with higher gusts.  Ophelia is a
category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.  Some increase
in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours.

 
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to  15 miles... 30 km...
from the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up
to  80 miles...130 km.

 
The Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft reported a minimum central
pressure of  985 mb...29.09 inches.

Ophelia is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 1 to
3 inches across portions of central and northern Florida.

 
Repeating the 5 PM EDT position...28.6 N... 79.5 W.  Movement
...Stationary.  Maximum sustained winds... 75 mph.  Minimum central
pressure... 985 mb.

 
An intermediate advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane
Center at 8 PM EDT followed by the next complete advisory at 11 PM
EDT.

 
Forecaster Pasch

5 posted on 09/08/2005 1:49:16 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
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To: NautiNurse

When Ophelia hits a predominitely white section of Florida or Georgia and FEMA is quicker to respond the Revs Jackson and Sharpton will shout "AHA!"


6 posted on 09/08/2005 1:49:51 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: NautiNurse

DIMS: "Don't cry for me Kyoto!"


7 posted on 09/08/2005 1:50:40 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: NautiNurse

Here we go!


8 posted on 09/08/2005 1:50:48 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (If you can make one person smile each day,You have had a good day!)
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To: NautiNurse

I understand she's giving parts of Florida a good drenching. How is it where you're at?


9 posted on 09/08/2005 1:51:03 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (an enemy of islam -- Joe Boucher; Leapfrog; Dr.Zoidberg; Lazamataz; ...)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks much! Please keep me on your PING list.
j


10 posted on 09/08/2005 1:51:37 PM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT (Character exalts Liberty and Freedom, Righteous exalts a Nation.)
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To: frogjerk

yes.. AHA! republicans are more prepared them dems (duh)


11 posted on 09/08/2005 1:51:39 PM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: NautiNurse

Can you add me to your ping list? Thanks!


12 posted on 09/08/2005 1:53:00 PM PDT by jbstrick (Behold the visage of the omnipotent Flying Spaghetti Monster)
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To: frogjerk

Yeah, they'll never consider it's because they have an organized, intelligent, Governor.


13 posted on 09/08/2005 1:53:04 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: NautiNurse

Time for location taglines!


14 posted on 09/08/2005 1:53:49 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: NautiNurse
"We've got a gopher..."
15 posted on 09/08/2005 1:54:05 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: Leapfrog

Nary a drop over Tampa Bay, although notable increased cloudiness this afternoon as the storm grew. Air is remarkably still.


16 posted on 09/08/2005 1:54:22 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
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To: tiredoflaundry
Here we go!

Actually, it is not going anywhere for 4-5 days.....

17 posted on 09/08/2005 1:54:30 PM PDT by ContemptofCourt
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To: NautiNurse

OY! Enough already, Lord! Please let this be the last one this year, and don't let it do damage to people and homes. The sand can be replaced.


18 posted on 09/08/2005 1:54:35 PM PDT by Palladin (America! America! God shed His grace on Thee.)
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To: All

Is it too early for a beer? ;-)


19 posted on 09/08/2005 1:54:43 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: NautiNurse

Oh Man! Been to a friend's funeral this morning, I could use some sunshine.


20 posted on 09/08/2005 1:54:52 PM PDT by tutstar (OurFlorida.true.ws)
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To: frogjerk

The sharks (MSM and JJ, Sharpton, Oprah) all waiting to see how JEB BUSH handles emergency, then blame W for how quick they got out to Florida.


21 posted on 09/08/2005 1:55:21 PM PDT by newfrpr04
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To: jbstrick; Howlin; Gabz

Done


22 posted on 09/08/2005 1:55:28 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
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To: frogjerk

I was just watching the local TV and they were showing all the local government employes who were in place ready to do whatever it is they do during and after the hurricane lands. You will note that this is Florida and not Louisiana.


23 posted on 09/08/2005 1:55:32 PM PDT by scouse
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To: NautiNurse

can i be added to the ping list too? i've been following your threads since last year, you do an awesome job! - fellow tampa bay resident here (Land O Lakes actually)


24 posted on 09/08/2005 1:55:38 PM PDT by uca99
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To: ContemptofCourt

Well I surely hope thats not the case. The longer she spins the meaner she will get!


25 posted on 09/08/2005 1:56:06 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: NautiNurse

Goodness. Another hurricane. Ophelia ... you're breaking my heart ...


26 posted on 09/08/2005 1:56:24 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: uca99

Wesley Chapel here


27 posted on 09/08/2005 1:56:31 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: NautiNurse

We have a good breeze blowing here, but dry.


28 posted on 09/08/2005 1:57:37 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: scouse

DIMS: "If Jeb doesn't make his people suffer like Blanco, then we know something is up. We will not be satisfied until a large amount of non-minorities die in FL."


29 posted on 09/08/2005 1:58:10 PM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: NautiNurse

This thing has killed our weather for several days now. Drenching rains off and on. Cloud cover 100%. No rain for a few hours now though.

Volusia county has already opened a shelter in Deland. Tropical storm force winds are forecast for right along the coast.


30 posted on 09/08/2005 1:58:21 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (When a Jihadist dies, an angel gets its wings)
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To: tiredoflaundry; NautiNurse
Time for location taglines!

Indeed- the lovely Emily & I are keeping an eye on this one. Just noticed the very large pecan tree overhanging my workshop is stone dead, and I'll bet the local tree service guy is swamped now.

31 posted on 09/08/2005 1:58:59 PM PDT by backhoe (Reporting from Beautiful Brunswick, Georgia)
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To: frogjerk

I saw some pictures of pretty significant beach erosion on the east coast.

Reminds me of Hurricane Elena, which sat in the Gulf, off the coast and just churned, caused all kinds of coastal problems without even making landfall in our area.


32 posted on 09/08/2005 1:59:06 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: tiredoflaundry


Nope, go ahead and I'll join you.


33 posted on 09/08/2005 1:59:49 PM PDT by onyx (North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: uca99; Howlin; Gabz

Done


34 posted on 09/08/2005 2:00:20 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
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To: onyx

:-)


35 posted on 09/08/2005 2:00:44 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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I just can't bear to imagine another hurricane.


36 posted on 09/08/2005 2:01:47 PM PDT by onyx (North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: onyx

37 posted on 09/08/2005 2:02:09 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: NautiNurse

Present. Go east Ophie.


38 posted on 09/08/2005 2:02:31 PM PDT by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Don't envy you at all with a stalled hurricane planted off the coast. Annoying, indeed.


39 posted on 09/08/2005 2:02:49 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
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To: NautiNurse

...got any satellite pictures? I'm dialing up at only 21600 and do like to see those. They download quickly and easily enough.


40 posted on 09/08/2005 2:03:38 PM PDT by familyop ("Let us try" sounds better, don't you think? "Essayons" is so...Latin.)
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To: NautiNurse

OK...where's this b!tch goin'???


41 posted on 09/08/2005 2:04:15 PM PDT by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: tiredoflaundry


You find the cutest animated graphics!


42 posted on 09/08/2005 2:04:34 PM PDT by onyx (North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: NautiNurse

Nauti, Once again you're on the ball. Thanks.


43 posted on 09/08/2005 2:04:48 PM PDT by jslade ("If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried." (Seminole Cty, FL))
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To: shield

She's a couch potato at the moment. Just sittin' and feedin'.


44 posted on 09/08/2005 2:05:15 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
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To: Palladin

"Please let this be the last one this year, and don't let it do damage to people and homes"

A local weather anchor was opining about how "close" we were to the end of the alphabet, and when we run out of letters, the next would be Hurricane Alpha.

Overkill, of course. But it did have a discomfiting Biblical ring to it.


45 posted on 09/08/2005 2:05:57 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry (Esse Quam Videre)
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To: onyx

Thanks, thats what I do when I don't sleep well at night. I "borrow" graphics.


46 posted on 09/08/2005 2:06:08 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Tampa Bay, Home of the Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning!)
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To: frogjerk

Hell, I had 3 hurricanes come over my house last year. Where is my $6,000 debit card FEMA.


47 posted on 09/08/2005 2:06:20 PM PDT by jslade ("If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried." (Seminole Cty, FL))
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To: NautiNurse

Keep us posted Nauti, I have been watching it all day and it seemed disorganized compared to yesterday and wham suddenly its a Cat 1. Jacksonville weather guy says it will move east and loop, but beyond next Tuesday they just don't know. Guess I can hold my breath till I turn blue? LOL!


48 posted on 09/08/2005 2:06:56 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: familyop

Satellite links are at the top of the thread, under Images. You might also try the Navy Page above that for a still image.


49 posted on 09/08/2005 2:07:03 PM PDT by NautiNurse (The task before us is enormous, but so is the heart of America.)
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To: NautiNurse

Bookmark


50 posted on 09/08/2005 2:07:17 PM PDT by Black Tooth
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