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Hurricane Ophelia picks up speed as it heads north

3 years ago October 02, 2011 Oct 2, 2011 Sunday, October 02 2011 Sunday, October 02, 2011 8:37:44 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

MIAMI- Hurricane Ophelia continues to intensify now that it's past Bermuda and heading north toward Newfoundland, where the entire Avalon Peninsula is under a tropical storm watch.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday evening that Ophelia had maximum sustained winds near 140 mph, up from 120 mph late Saturday afternoon.

It was moving north at 26 mph and was 185 miles northeast of Bermuda. It was expected to weaken rapidly late Sunday, though tropical-storm-force winds are possible on the Avalon Peninsula by early Monday. Large swells mean hazardous surf conditions on Bermuda.

Now a Category 4 storm, Ophelia is the season's fourth hurricane.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Philippe was stronger but it remained far from land in the Atlantic.

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