Tropical Storm Rafael (17L) Moving North at 12 Knots15.2N 67.2W
As of 11 a.m. AST (1500 UTC) October 13, Tropical Storm Rafael (17L) is located within 30 nautical miles of 18.4°N 63.6°W, about 40 mi (60 mi) west-northwest of St. Martin, and about 95 mi (150 km) east-northeast of Saint Croix.
Maximum sustained winds are 45 knots (50 mph, 85 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1004 mbar (hPa; 29.65 InHg), and the system is moving north at 12 kt (14 mph, 22 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center of Rafael.