Ophelia less organised but still a strong tropical storm

Position and possible tracks of Ophelia. Graphic by Caribbean 360

Tropical Storm Ophelia is disorganized but producing 65 mph winds.

At 11 am, the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia was located near latitude 13.6 north, longitude 47.6 west or about 950 miles east southeast of Dominica.

Ophelia is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue today with a turn to the west-northwest expected by tomorrow.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (105 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours due to strong upper-level winds. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km) mostly to the north of the center. A buoy located to the north of the center recently reported 1-minute mean winds of 63 mph (101 km/h) and a wind gust of 78 mph (126 km/h).

This system is forecasted to be near the island chain by Saturday. Residents in Dominica are advised to continue to monitor the progress of this system as we continue to keep you updated.

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10 Comments

  1. Senior Citizen
    September 23, 2011

    She will serenade us and treat us kindly like our own Lady of Song – Ophelia, who will be performing this weekend!

  2. true dominica
    September 23, 2011

    sakway sorte.

  3. Hurricane chaser
    September 22, 2011

    ALL those storm coming on a week end like is a dam vacation they on..Me that want vacation they should come in the middle of the week!

    • Anonymous
      September 22, 2011

      on monday into tuesday will be good :-D

    • Roz
      September 23, 2011

      I noticed that some time ago. Is a bunch of lazy storm that there…they like the sewo on the weekend. They dont come to work anyway. WHich is a good thing! :-D

  4. smh
    September 22, 2011

    why update us on something that not coming our way.

  5. dominican abroad
    September 22, 2011

    ophelia will spear dominica becouse she is a native daugther, she will sing with her golden voice as she wave dominica good by.

  6. RAS
    September 22, 2011

    PLEASE HIGHLIGHT DOMINICA FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT READ THE WEATHER MAP

  7. fatty batty
    September 22, 2011

    spare my country Dominica dear lord be safe everyone.

    • Bayside
      September 22, 2011

      only when disaster on the horizon all u saying “spare my country Dominica dear lord” !! Nice one that!

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