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Hurricane Sam – Day 5

Hurricane SamPosition: 14.7N 50.8W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 145 mph [230 kph].
Wind Gusts: 170 mph [275 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 943 mb ↑.

Currently about 850 miles [1365 km] East-Southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

The strength of the storm may vary. Sam may have peaked this afternoon at 150 mph winds and 938 mb barometric pressure.

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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