Hurricane Ophelia is inching closer to making land fall…

in Ireland

This is not normal.

An animated satellite loop of Hurricane Ophelia on October 12, 2017.

Said Dr. John Sweeney of Maynooth University: “I think it’s unheard of for a hurricane to form this far east in the Atlantic and then take an almost south-to-north track which takes it directly across Ireland”.

You said it, professor.

Hurricane Ophelia has attained Category 3 strength farther east than any storm in history. Experts cite unusual warming in the northern Atlantic Ocean as the driving force behind the storm.

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