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  1. #1 Ophelia Hits Category 3; Destructive Winds On Tap for Ireland 
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    The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season continued to astound on Saturday morning with the unexpected ascent of Hurricane Ophelia to major-hurricane status. Based on a very impressive satellite signature, the NOAA/NWS National Hurricane Center brought Ophelia’s peak winds up to 115 mph at 11 am EDT, making it a low-end Category 3 storm. The wind estimate may be conservative, said NHC forecaster Lixion Avila in the NHC forecast discussion. Ophelia was located about 220 miles south of the Azores, moving northeast at 25 mph. Ophelia is expected to pass within 100 miles of the Azores’ southeasternmost island, Santa Maria. The island will be on the hurricane’s weaker left-hand side, but winds could reach tropical-storm force, and squally weather is likely. Much bigger impacts from Ophelia are expected in Ireland.





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    Aye, but it be a wee bit better than us because they won't take me gold to pay for it.
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    This is a well organized storm, if it's a CAT 3
    where it is now, just imagine if it had been in
    upper 80's water...
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    Is it still Trump's fault if it hits Ireland?
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