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Tropical Storm Rafael (17L) South-southeast of Saint Croix

16.2N 67.9W

October 13th, 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 is located within 30 nautical miles of 15.9°N 64.1°W, about 135 mi (215 km) south-southeast of Saint Croix. Maximum sustained winds are 35 knots (40 mph, 65 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1006 mbar (hPa; 29.71 InHg), and the system is moving north-northwest at 8 kt (9 mph, 15 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center of Rafael.

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