Storm Ophelia Could Be a Record-Breaker

By Thursday, it could be 10th consecutive storm to become hurricane
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 10, 2017 11:55 AM CDT
This satellite image from the National Hurricane Center shows Tropical Storm Ophelia in the Atlantic.   (NHC)

(Newser) – Tropical Storm Ophelia is becoming better organized far out in the eastern Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane sometime Thursday, reports the AP. As the 10th consecutive storm to reach hurricane strength, it would break a record more than a century old, per the Miami Herald. The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that Ophelia was located about 780 miles west-southwest of the Azores. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 50mph and is moving southeast at about 5mph. There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect with the storm far out at sea. (Read more tropical storms stories.)

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