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Hurricane Ophelia taking aim at Ireland

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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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This has been a bizarre storm and it is now on track to bring hurricane force winds and heavy rain to Ireland early next week.

While the storm will no longer be a true hurricane by then, it will undergo an extra-tropical transition into a larger and powerful storm, possibly retaining some sub-tropical features, a landfall in Ireland from a storm like this is very rare.

The UK is also expected to get storm conditions also.

The latest from the National Hurricane Center:
www.nhc.noaa.gov


Ophelia is expected to be a powerful extratropical cyclone with
hurricane force winds Monday while it moves near Ireland and the
United Kingdom. Direct impacts from wind and heavy rain in portions
of these areas are likely, along with dangerous marine conditions.
For more details on the magnitude, timing, and location of impacts
from post-tropical Ophelia, residents in Ireland should refer to
products issued by Met Eireann, and residents in the United Kingdom
should refer to products issued by the Met Office.


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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: jrod


It would be interesting to check when was the last time they had a Hurricane.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: Trueman

Debby in 1961 is theonly one on record to strike Ireland while still maintaining tropical features.
en.m.wikipedia.org...(1961)

Ophelia may loose the tropical features before making landfall. Regardlessit is still expected to bring hurricane force winds and heavy rains as an extratropical system.

It will be interesting to watch.

Ireland has already issued a 'status red' warning, their highest weather alert for Ophelia.
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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 11:53 AM
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Status red is only for some south west counties while the rest of the country is status orange. Bus Eireann have cancelled their school runs as well.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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Good news for the potatoes. I'd fertilize them the day before it shows up.




posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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Odd getting storms that far north. 56 years since the last?


Oh and I think they should rename to O'Philia.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 05:13 AM
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It is still a hurricane and racing toward Ireland but lossing some strength and starting to take on extratropical features.

The NHC expexts it to become fully extratropical in 24 hours, about the same time it the center is forecast to make landfall. Regardless it is still expected to bring hurricane force winds to Ireland and storm force winds to the UK.

Wind and rain impacts will begin today as the storms wind field and precipitation is expanding as the storm becomes extratropical.

There is still a chance the storm can make landfall as an official hurricane.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 06:10 AM
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a reply to: intrepid
There was this famously misleading weather forecast in 1987.

The storm which followed in a couple of hours, uprooting half the trees in southern England, was inevitably nicknamed "the Hurricane", even if it wasn't.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

That is a very interesting setup for a 'super storm'. A lot can be learned from that storm. Once every decade we will get what some call an 'arctic hurricane' that is a powerful hurricane like storm over cold water. 1989 had an infamous one ib the Atlantic.

While warm water is generally needed for a tropical sgenerala storm can sustain itself in cooler water if there is a big enough difference in temperature from the surface to upper troposphere.

Ophelia is quickly becoming extratropical now, so we will likely not get a named storm to make landfall in Ireland.

It will still bring the tropical moisture and hurricane winds though.
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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 02:41 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: intrepid
There was this famously misleading weather forecast in 1987.

The storm which followed in a couple of hours, uprooting half the trees in southern England, was inevitably nicknamed "the Hurricane", even if it wasn't.



Hey, that was 30 years ago today. Interesting! Wikipedia



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: PistolPete
You know, I hadn't even noticed the date. I do remember that time well, of course. My landlady and I and a fellow-lodger went out for a walk that evening, and she remarked on how warm it was for October. That should have been a warning.
The remarkable thing is that I slept through the storm itself. That is, I kept being woken up by the windows rattling, thought "Hmm, the windows are rattling", and went back to sleep.


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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 08:05 AM
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It made landfall and earlier as an extratropical storm with a 120mph wind gust reported.

One reported dead as Ophelia, strongest storm in 50 years, rocks Ireland



At least one person was reported dead after Ophelia, forecast to be the worst storm to hit Ireland since the 1960s, battered the island.

The Shakespearean tempest, a record-tying 10th straight storm to reach hurricane status, hit the country on Monday after weakening to a post-tropical cyclone in the north Atlantic.

However, wind gusts in coastal Cork reached 190 kilometers per hour (120 mph), the strength of a Category 3 hurricane, and one woman died when a tree fell on her car, the Irish Examiner reported.

Met Eireann, the Irish weather office, said that Ophelia will be the most intense weather event since Hurricane Debbie in 1961, when 15 people were killed.



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