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Tropical Storm Fiona Moving Over Open Atlantic

22.0N 70W

September 2nd, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Fiona (08L) - September 1st, 2010

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Track of TS 08L - September 1st, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 08L

At 5:00 PM AST (21:00 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was located near latitude 20.2 North, longitude 62.9 West. Fiona is moving toward the northwest near 20 mph (32 km/hr). The cyclone should continue moving in this direction at a slower forward speed during the next two days. In the full animated image, Hurricane Earl (07L) can be seen in the upper left corner.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/hr) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).

Hazards affecting land are mainly rainfall: Fiona is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 5 inches, over portions of the northern Leeward Islands.

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