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Hurricane Rafael (17L) South of Bermuda

21.1N 65.7W

October 16th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Hurricane Rafael (17L) – October 14th, 2012

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Track of Hurricane Rafael (17L) - October 14th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 17L

As of 8 p.m. AST October 15 (0000 UTC October 16), Tropical Storm Rafael (17L) is located within 25 nautical miles of 24.5°N 65.7°W, about 545 mi (880 km) south of Bermuda.

Maximum sustained winds are 75 knots (85 mph, 140 km/h), with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure is 974 mbar (hPa; 28.76 InHg), and the system is moving north at 9 kt (10 mph, 17 km/h). Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 45 mi (75 km), and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km) from the center of Rafael.

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