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Tropical Storm Paula

Tropical Storm PaulaPosition: 16.8N 84.6W [10 PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 10 mph [16 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 994 mb ↓.

Currently about 295 miles [475 km] South-Southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Punta Gruesa northward to Cabo Catoche including Cozumel.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of Honduras from Limon eastward to the Honduras-Nicaragua border including the Bay Islands; the coast of Mexico from Chetumal northward to south of Punta Gruesa; and the coast of Mexico from Cabo Catoche to San Felipe.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Belize.

This has been building for days in Caribbean, but wind shear finally dropped allowing it to spin up.

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.]