Powerful Hurricane Ophelia Heads Toward Ireland

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Record-setting Ophelia, a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (115 mph), was passing south of the Azores on Saturday on its path toward Ireland.

Ophelia will have big impacts for the British Isles beginning Monday, including hurricane-force winds forecast for Ireland.
The fast-moving storm intensified Saturday. Read more at CNN.
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