Tropical Storm Ophelia Forms Over Open Atlantic

Tropical Storm Ophelia National Hurricane Center

A depression in the open Atlantic strengthened to Tropical Storm Ophelia Monday, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday.

Ophelia was about 860 miles west-southwest of the Azores with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, according to the latest NHC advisory. There was no threat to land.

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(Published Friday, April 27, 2018)

Ophelia is the fifteenth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season.