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Tropical Storm Ernesto (05L) Near Coast of Mexico

18.6N 91.8W

August 8th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Ernesto – August 8th, 2012

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Tropical Storm Ernesto - August 8th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Tropical Storm Ernesto

As of 4 p.m. CDT (2100 UTC) August 8, Tropical Storm Ernesto (05L) is located within 20 nautical miles of 18.9°N 91.5°W, about 30 mi (50 km) northeast of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are 45 knots (50 mph, 85 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 995 mbar (hPa; 29.38 InHg), and the system is moving west at 11 kt (13 mph, 20 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center of Ernesto.

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