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Hurricane Matthew – Day 3

Hurricane MatthewPosition: 13.3N 72.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [265°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 160 mph [260 kph].
Wind Gusts: 175 mph [280 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 941 mb ↓.

Currently about 440 miles [ 710 km] Southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Jamaica.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of Colombia from the Colombia/Venezuela border to Riohacha.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Haiti from the southern border with the Dominican Republic to Port-Au-Prince.

Matthew became a Category 5 hurricane with the 10PM CDT advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]