Thread: TS Ophelia
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Old October 11th 17, 02:38 PM posted to uk.sci.weather
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On 11/10/2017 14:59, Graham P Davis wrote:
On 11/10/17 14:35, N_Cook wrote:
How come nothing in the proper media about this looming hurricane ?
or at least hurricane force winds


Perhaps because the UK will miss the strong winds? Strong winds from
Ophelia are forecast to graze Eire on Monday but the strongest winds
won't hit UK until Tuesday and Wednesday when the decaying Ophelia will
be near Iceland.




I thought part of the problem with Hurricanes, is the difficulty in
predicting their meandering tracks. So powerful , they influence the
Jetstream, which then influences this that and the other.
Wasn't that why the NHC was set up , as global met models did not work
well predicting hurricane tracks.
I would not like to say that this expected hurricane was going to to
stick to the current concensus of the global models, relatively safely
to the west of Ireland.
Or, for that matter, the NHC could be well outside its comfort zone,
this side of the Atlantic.