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Tropical Storm Rafael (17L) Moving North at 12 Knots

15.2N 67.2W

October 14th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Rafael (17L)

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Track of Tropical Storm Rafael (17L) - October 12th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 17L

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.

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