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September 07, 2005

Tropical Storm Ophelia threatening Florida

With the upgrade of TD Sixteen, we now have a tropical storm threatening the east coast of Florida.

The models are split as to what direction this storm will head. Right now you will notice two distinct schools of thought. One camp brings the storm across Florida and towards the Gulf Coast (which would not be good for the rescue and repair efforts.) The other camp bring Ophelia up the east coast and/or out to sea.

NHC is just slowly continuing the storm up the coast, which seems like a diplomatic solution. This storm isn't going anywhere in a hurry so for now I would recommend just sitting tight. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Sebastian Inlet northward to Flagler Beach. A Tropical Storm Watch continues from Flagler Beach to Fernandina Beach.
Tracking God's Fury:
ATLANTIC
Tropical Storm Maria
Tropical Storm Nate
Hurricane Ophelia
EASTERN PACIFIC
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