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Tropical Storm Rafael — Why Now?
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Tropical Storm Rafael

Tropical Storm RafaelPosition: 15.4N 63.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [325°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb ↑.

Currently about 185 miles [ 295 km] South-Southeast of St Croix.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Barbuda, St Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Montserrat, Saba, St Eustatius, St Maartin, St Martin, Guadeloupe, Desirade, Les Saintes, Marie Galante, Martinique, and St Lucia.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Puerto Rico, Culebra, and Vieques.

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.]