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Tropical Storm Philippe (17L) Expected to Turn Westward

21.2N 59.4W

October 3rd, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Philippe (17L) - October 3rd, 2011

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Track of Tropical Storm Philippe (17L) - October 3rd, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 17L

At 5:00 PM AST (2100 UTC) the center of Tropical Storm Philippe (17L) was located near latitude 24.6 north, longitude 56.6 west.

Philippe is moving toward the west-southwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) but a turn toward the west is expected overnight. Philippe is then forecast to slow down and turn sharply north-northwestward by Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next couple of days. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 85 miles (140 km) from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).

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