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Tropical Storm Rina Losing Strength

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October 29th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Rina (18L) - October 28th, 2011

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Track of TS Rina (18L) - October 29th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS Rina (18L)

As of 10 p.m. CDT (0300 UTC) October 27, Hurricane Rina was the eighteenth tropical cyclone, seventeenth named storm, and sixth hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season.

Rina developed from a low-pressure area in the western Caribbean Sea on October 23. The depression quickly intensified, and was upgraded to Tropical Storm Rina early on the following day. Rina continued to rapidly strengthen as it tracked west-northwestward, and became a hurricane on October 24.

Rina eventually peaked as a high-end Category 2 hurricane while it moved generally westward on October 25. However, on October 26, Rina weakened substantially, and was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane.

Further weakening occurred, and Rina was downgraded to a tropical storm on October 27. After being downgraded to a tropical storm, Rina continued to slowly weaken. Here, the storm is shown on October 28 at low strength.

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