Hurricane Ophelia nearing landfall in Ireland

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OCTOBER 15th, 2017 - Hurricane Ophelia will soon make landfall in Ireland with winds of up to 85 mph.

Latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center

Ophelia will quickly become what we call "post-tropical" meaning it will lose its tropical characteristics and no longer be fueled by warm, tropical waters. However, it will remain a powerful wind storm with high surf, high surge, and heavy rains for much of Ireland and portions of western England.

You may be asking yourself, a hurricane hitting Ireland? You'd be right in thinking that a hurricane has never been in this part of the Atlantic Ocean. Ophelia became the farthest-east Major Hurricane on record in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday morning. No other storm has ever come close to being that far east.


It's been a wild hurricane season so far and we still have a month an a half left to go.