Hurricane season usually starts in June and lasts until November, so it was not particularly strange for a hurricane to form in the North Atlantic basin on October 9th 2017, especially in such a plentiful year.
Ophelia was the tenth and last hurricane of the season. However, almost all other variables were unusual.
In this simulator Hurricane Ophelia is heading towards Ireland and should reach it tomorrow. You are a weather forecaster whose main duty is issuing warnings for general public and if necessary communicating with government officials in case of extraordinary measures.