|Page (1) of 1 - 10/01/11||email article||print page|
Tropical storm watch for Bermuda lifted as Hurricane Ophelia passes; Newfoundland under watch
MIAMI (AP) ' As Hurricane Ophelia moves north, forecasters have lifted a tropical storm watch for Bermuda but added one for the entire Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the tropical storm watch for Bermuda was lifted early Saturday evening.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, Ophelia had maximum sustained winds near 120 mph (193 kph) and the center was about 140 miles (225 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda. It was moving north at 26 mph (42 kph) and was to pass east of Bermuda Saturday evening. It was expected to weaken Sunday and be near the Avalon Peninsula on Monday.
Ophelia is a Category 3 storm, the season's fourth hurricane.
Earlier, Ophelia caused flooding and cut off communities on Dominica.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Philippe was stronger but it remained far from land in the Atlantic.