Ireland may be getting a hurricane. No, we’re not kidding.

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Hurricane Ophelia is still churning out in the Atlantic, and she’s planning a trip to … Ireland? That’s certainly what it looks like according to this morning’s NHC data. Here are the current stats:

LOCATION…30.5N 35.6W
ABOUT 715 MI…1145 KM SW OF THE AZORES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…90 MPH…150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 2 MPH…4 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…978 MB…28.88 INCHES

No warnings have been issued for land just yet, but Mashable has warned that the track may very well bring the storm into Spain, then further northeast into Ireland and the U.K. The storm may be downgraded to a subtropical system once it makes landfall on Monday, but that’s still very unusual weather for that part of the world.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this … have you? Let us know in the comments.

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