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Current Position: 16.6N / 39.6W
Geographic Reference: 1550 Miles E of the Northern Leeward Islands
Estimated Max Winds: 50 mph
Movement: West-northwest at 20mph
Radius of Tropical Storm Force Winds: 60 miles
Minimum Central Pressure: 1001Mb
At 11:00PM., the centre of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near Latitude 16.6 North and Longitude 39.6 West. Dorian is moving toward the west-northwest near 20mph. A turn toward the west with an increase in forward speed is forecast on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast through late Saturday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the centre.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1001 mb.
Expected Impacts Onshore
Wind: On the current forecast track, Dorian’s 25+ mph winds should remain north of Virgin Islands.
Rainfall: About 1-2 inches of rain could fall as Dorian passes to the north. Rainfall totals would be higher if Dorian tracks near the southern edge of the forecast cone.
Storm Surge: No significant surge is expected as the centre should pass north of the islands.
The Department of Disaster Management is continuing to monitor the movement of Tropical Storm Dorian and will provide updates as they become available.
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