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Tropical Storm Tomas – Day 6

Tropical Storm TomasPosition: 15.4N 75.2W [10 PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [330°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb.

Currently about 295 miles [470 km] Southwest of Port au Prince, Haiti and about 210 miles [335 km] South-Southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Haiti.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the southeastern Bahamas including the Turks & Caicos Islands.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jamaica; the southern coast of the Dominican Republic from the Haiti border eastward to Barahona; and the Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, & Holguin.

Tomas is again strengthening and turning to the North.

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.]