Ophelia becomes 10th consecutive hurricane this season

Ophelia becomes 10th consecutive hurricane this season

The hurricane center says some strengthening is in the forecast and Ophelia is expected to become a hurricane any time Wednesday or Thursday.

The Miami-based hurricane center says Ophelia could strengthen some more over the next 48 hours. He says a combination of slightly warmer than normal water and weak upper level winds helped make that hurricane streak.

Ophelia was no threat to the USA but could move near the Azores by the weekend.

This would tie the record for the most consecutive Atlantic named storms to reach hurricane strength. This type of post-analysis occurs after every hurricane season, sometimes leading to the addition of previously unnamed storms or tweaking of tropical cyclone intensities.

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Ophelia, located almost 800 miles southwest of the Azores, has maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and was moving southeast at 6 mph, the hurricane center said. This has not happened in 124 years, or since 1893. That's a bit of an unusual track for Atlantic storms.

Earlier forecasts had suggested Ophelia could approach Spain and Portugal's Iberian Peninsula as a tropical system, which would have been unprecedented.

After it has hit Portugal, the remnants of Ophelia could bring strong winds to the UK.

"If I only had conventional satellite imagery, I would definitely estimate that Ophelia was a hurricane", NHC forecaster Lixion Avila said. Only 15 known hurricanes have passed within 200 nautical miles of the Azores since 1851.

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