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Tropical Storm Rafael (17L) North-Northwest of Puerto Rico

19.3N 65.8W

October 15th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Rafael (17L) – October 13th, 2012

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Track of Tropical Storm Rafael (17L) - October 14th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 17L

As of 11 p.m. AST October 14 (0300 UTC October 15), Tropical Storm Rafael (17L) is located within 25 nautical miles of 21.6°N 64.8°W, about 225 mi (365 km) north-northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and about 760 mi (1220 km) south of Bermuda.

Maximum sustained winds are 60 knots (70 mph, 110 km/h), with higher gusts. Minimum central pressure is 989 mbar (hPa; 29.21 InHg), and the system is moving north-northwest at 9 kt (10 mph, 17 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center of Rafael.

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