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Hurricane OPHELIA – Tropical Cyclone Update 

AL162023 UPDATE

TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
THE HURRICANE NETWORK NEW YORK NY
700 PM EDT FRI SEP 22 2023

...OPHELIA NEARING HURRICANE STRENGTH...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND TOMORROW
FROM SURF CITY TO THE POTOMAC RIVER...

Last hour, a CORMP Buoy (Station 41037) located off the coast of 
Wrightsville Beach reported tropical-storm-force winds of 47 mph with 
a wind gust of 67 mph. 


The next update on Ophelia will be at 800 PM EDT (0000 UTC), for a 
special advisory package to update intensity and key messages. 

CURRENT INFORMATION..AS OF 700 PM EDT
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ABOUT 112 MI...180 KM SSW OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW AT 13 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...985 MB
BASIN...ATLANTIC


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