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Derecho
10-01-2011, 04:41 PM
WWCN31 CWHX 011944
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN
ISSUED BY THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE OF ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 4:44 PM ADT SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2011.
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TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR:
=NEW= ST. JOHN'S AND VICINITY
=NEW= AVALON PENINSULA NORTH
=NEW= AVALON PENINSULA SOUTH.

HURRICANE OPHELIA IS FORECAST TO TRACK CLOSE TO THE
SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF NEWFOUNDLAND MONDAY MORNING WITH A
POSSIBILITY OF TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT A TROPICAL STORM OR AN
INCIPIENT TROPICAL STORM CONDITION POSES A POSSIBLE THREAT TO
THE SPECIFIED AREAS WITHIN 36 HOURS.

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==DISCUSSION==
GIVEN THE CLOSE RANGE OF HURRICANE OPHELIA'S TRACK TO THE AVALON
PENINSULA MONDAY MORNING, A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS BEING ISSUED BY
THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE FOR THAT REGION. THIS MEANS THAT THERE
IS A POSSIBILITY OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS (60 GUSTING TO
90 KM/H) FROM OPHELIA.

THIS IS NOT A WARNING - BUT SIMPLY A REMINDER TO MONITOR THE WEATHER
FORECASTS FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA CLOSELY IN THE EVENT OPHELIA TRACKS
FARTHER NORTH. IN TERMS OF WAVES, IT IS QUITE LIKELY THAT ROUGH SURF
CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE AVALON (AND
BURIN) PENINSULA. MORE DETAILS REGARDING WAVE CONDITIONS CAN BE
FOUND IN THE CANADIAN HURRICANE CENTRE BULLETIN UNDER HEADER WOCN31
CWHX OR AT WWW.HURRICANES.CA.

PLEASE REFER TO THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

END/FOGARTY/TELFORD