Severe Weather Event October 16th – Advisory #5

This will be the final advisory for Hurricane Ophelia. It is currently moving northeast at a brisk 30 knots, and should start affecting southern Irish counties in the early morning, so less than 24 hours from now. It is currently transitioning from a hurricane to an extratropical cyclone, which in effect means that it will…

Severe Weather Event October 16th – Advisory #4

Hurricane Ophelia is contiuing to strengthen, with satellite images showing a clearly defined eye and remote wind speed measurements indicating that the storm is at the top end of Category 2 and could evolve into a major Category 3 Hurricane over the course of this day. All major weather models are now in agreement that…

Potential Severe Weather Event October 16th – Advisory #1

I know this seems like a weird warning to give here in Ireland, however due to its unusual characteristics, it appears likely that tropical storm Ophelia, which will evolve into a hurricane by Thursday, will hit Ireland early next week, most likely on Monday. The US National Hurricane Center in Miami is tracking the storm,…