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Tropical Storm Richard – Day 2 — Why Now?
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Tropical Storm Richard – Day 2

Tropical Storm RichardPosition: 15.9N 80.5W [10 PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: South-Southeast [160°] near 2 mph [ 3 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 190 miles [305 km] East-Northeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua-Honduras Border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Honduras from the Nicaragua-Honduras border westward to Limon.

Despite wind shear, dry air, and weak steering, the storm has spun up to tropical storm strength and is expected by the models to become a hurricane.

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.]