Current Position: 17.5N and 68.1W
Geographic Reference: 80 miles SSE of Punta Cana Dominican Republic
Maximum sustained winds: 35mph
Present Movement: NW at 9 mph
Minimum Central Pressure: 1011MB
At 11:00 a.m., the centre of Tropical Depression Gabrielle was located near Latitude 17.5 North and Longitude 68.1 West. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours or so.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph with higher gusts. Gabrielle has become very poorly organized and it is expected to degenerate to a remnant low pressure area tonight or Friday as the centre moves over the Dominican Republic.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1011MB based on a combination of air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft and surface data.
Update: The Antigua Met Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning until 6PM. Small Craft Advisory is still in effect.
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