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Low Pressure System in Caribbean Sea Situated by Hispaniola

18.1N 69.8W

September 13th, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Low Pressure System Near Hispaniola - September 12th, 2010

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Track of Low Pressure System - September 12th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Low Pressure System

Aircraft data from NOAA and NASA research missions within the area of disturbed weather over the central Caribbean Sea suggest that the system may not have a well-defined center of circulation.

However, the disturbance is still producing a large and disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms which could cause locally heavy rainfall in portions of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Cuba during the next day or two. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides, especially in mountainous terrain.

There is a medium chance (40 percent) that this system could become a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours as it moves west-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph toward the northwestern Caribbean Sea.

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