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Hurricane Ernesto – Day 7

Hurricane ErnestoPosition: 18.7N 87.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 980 mb.

Currently about 40 miles [ 65 km] East-Northeast of Chetumal, Mexico.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan from Chetumal northward to Tulum, Cozumel, and the coast of Belize from Belize City northword to the border with Mexico.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of Belize South of Belize City, the East coast of the Yucatan from Tulum northward to Cabo Catouche, and the West coast of the Yucatan from Celestun southward to Chilitepec.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Barra de Nautla southward to Punta el Lagarto, Mexico.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Barra de Nautla northward to Tuxpan, Mexico.

Update at 10:15PM CDT: Data from Belize radar indicates the eye came ashore as a Category 1 hurricane at Mahahual about 30 miles North of Chetumal on the Yucatan Peninsula.

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.]

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