Brian Hamacher

Tropical Storm Ophelia Forms Over Open Atlantic

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.

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

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