Ophelia Becomes the 10th Hurricane of the 2017 Season Oct 11, 2017

Ophelia became a hurricane this afternoon, the 10th storm to reach hurricane status this season. The storm is located well out to sea in the eastern Atlantic, about 760 miles southwest of the Azores. Maximum sustained winds are at 75 mph, with gusts to 90 mph. The storm is barely moving, only at 3 mph to the east.

Ophelia is expected to remain a hurricane for several days as the storm moves through the eastern Atlantic. The storm is the farthest east forming storm on record in October. Typical tropical development this time of year is found in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, or western Atlantic Ocean.

2017 has been an active hurricane season, with 15 names storms and 10 hurricanes. If another storm is to reach tropical storm status, it would be named Philippe.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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