Ophelia becomes remarkable 10th hurricane of season

Tropical Storm Ophelia to Become Record-Tying 10th Straight Atlantic Hurricane Soon, Then an Intense Post-Tropical

Tropical Storm Ophelia not a hurricane yet; no threat to the US

That's a bit of an unusual track for Atlantic storms.

Ophelia is moving northeast at 3 miles per hour (6 kph). Way out in the middle of the Atlantic, it's unlikely it will be a threat to US, although it could possibly be a threat to Ireland, the National Hurricane Center said.

"And if separated, there would be a tropical storm tossed in the mix of all the hurricanes", Moses tweeted on Tuesday. The storm may still strengthen over the next two days.

It is unlikely Ophelia makes a direct hit on the Azores, but, at a minimum, some outer rain bands and gusty winds could impact eastern portions of the Portuguese archipelago this weekend.

The hurricane does not now pose a threat to any land.

Even as an ex-hurricane, both the American and European models suggest parts of Ireland, especially near the west coast, could be blasted by hurricane-like conditions on Monday.

Tropical Storm Ophelia is strengthening and could become a Category 1 hurricane Wednesday night or Thursday, according to the 5 a.m. advisory Wednesday from the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

More than a month remains in 2017 season, leaving ample time to break the record.

Although it initially seemed like Hurricane Ophelia was headed toward the already storm-battered Caribbean islands, it soon changed its course and instead of crossing the Atlantic Ocean, proceeded toward the coast of Spain instead, Business Insider reported.

More information about the hurricane can be found online. On average through this date, we only have nine named storms - five hurricanes and two major hurricanes.

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