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Originally posted by Gazrok
Luckily, this one won't likely have the time to get much stronger than a Tropical Storm, but even those can cause power outages and some damage, so a heads up for those on the East Coast, especially in N. Florida, and Georgia....
FLOOD IMPACTS... LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH OUTER BANDS AND CLUSTERS OF SHOWERS FROM OPHELIA ARE ALREADY AFFECTING PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS NEAR 8 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE. THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS MAY NEED TO BE REVISED IF THE FORECAST TRACK CHANGES.
...WIND IMPACTS... TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA IS TO THE SOUTH OF A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE AND HAS HELPED CREATE A STRONG NORTHEAST FLOW. SUSTAINED NORTHEAST WINDS NEAR 20 TO 30 MPH HAVE ALREADY BEEN OCCURRING ALONG THE COAST. IN ADDITION...STRONGER WIND GUSTS ARE EXPECTED IN SHOWER ACTIVITY TODAY. WINDS AT THE ST AUGUSTINE PIER HAVE OCCASIONALLY BEEN GUSTING TO 35 TO 40 MPH OVERNIGHT. A GRADUAL INCREASE IN WIND SPEEDS IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HRS ALONG THE COAST.
Wait, isn't slow moving over warm water when the thing gets worse? Why is this one not going to get that bad?