DISCUSSION: As a particularly strong low pressure system continues to intensify over the North Atlantic Ocean, forecasters at the National Weather Service's Ocean Prediction Center are paying especially close attention to this system. The reason for this heightened concern for this particular system is due to the fact that the current trends have it maintaining a reasonable swath of hurricane-force winds near and around the center of this low pressure system's circulation. Thus, with the presence of these hurricane-force winds will also come the threat for large wave action threatening parts of western Europe in the coming days. In particular, one of the more vulnerable situations will be for those people positioned across the British Isles, northern Portugal, and northwestern Spain since those areas will be closest to the incoming low pressure system. If you or somebody you know is or will be in these areas over the next couple of days, be sure to give them a heads up so they can be prepared for this incoming storm.
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