Tropical Storm Rafael (17L) South-southeast of Saint Croix16.2N 67.9W
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.