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Hurricane Maria – Day 5

Hurricane MariaPosition: 19.2N 67.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [310°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 110 mph [175 kph].
Wind Gusts: 140 mph [225 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 959 mb ↑.

Currently about 55 miles [ 85 km] Northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

At 7AM CDT Maria is ashore on Puerto Rico.

At 1PM CDT a weakened Maria is moving off the North coast of Puerto Rico having been disrupted by the island’s mountains.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to Puerto Plata; the Turks & Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Dominican Republic from west of Puerto Plata to the northern Dominican Republic-Haiti border and west of Cabo Engano to Punta Palenque.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of the Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Puerto Plata.

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.]