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Post-Tropical Cyclone Rafael – Day 6

Post-Tropical Cyclone RafaelPosition: 40.2N 56.5W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [035°] near 35 mph [56 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 310 miles [500 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 972 mb.

Currently about 475 miles [ 760 km] Southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

As forecast, Rafael has become a Post-Tropical Cyclone. This is the last NHC advisory.

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.]


1 Steve Bates { 10.18.12 at 8:19 pm }

“Rafael has become a Post-Tropical Cyclone.”

Has NOAA sold naming rights to the Washington Post? [/gdrvvf]

2 Bryan { 10.18.12 at 11:26 pm }

The Post can’t afford it, they just stopped printing Newsweek to save money. Without Kaplan they would be heading to bankruptcy. That’s what going to the right leads to – a loss of credibility and subscribers.