Hurricane Ophelia’s Winds Strengthen To 85 Mph On Slow Trek Toward Ireland

Hurricane Ophelia continued to strengthen late Wednesday (Oct. 11), with winds reaching 85 mph, as the storm continued a slow trek through the eastern Atlantic toward Ireland, according to the National Hurricane Center.

At 10 p.m., Ophelia was located about 745 miles southwest of the Azores and moving northeastward at nearly three mph.

Forecasters expect Ophelia to continue in that general motion Thursday, but called for the storm to speed up while moving toward the northeast Friday.

Slight strengthening is possible over the next day or two, forecasters said.
Late Wednesday, hurricane-force winds extended up to 25 miles from Ophelia’s center and tropical-storm-force winds extended up to 70 miles.

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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