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GABRIELLE PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS AND SQUALLS

GABRIELLE PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS AND SQUALLS

September 5, 2013806Views
Location…17.5N 66.9W
Distance: About 40 mi…65 km SSW of ponce Puerto Rico
Maximum sustained winds 40 mph
Present movement…NW at 8 mph
Minimum central pressure:1008 MB
At 500 am the centre of Tropical Storm Gabrielle was estimated near latitude 17.5 north…longitude 66.9 west. Gabrielle is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph
This general motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the north-northwest is expected on Friday with a slight decrease in forward speed. On the forecast track the center should pass near or over the southwestern portion of Puerto Rico this morning and across the Mona Passage later today. Gabrielle should then move east of the Turks and the Caicos islands on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts.  Some slight strengthening is possible during the next 48 hours. 
Gabrielle is a small tropical cyclone. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the centre.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 MB.
Rainfall: Additional rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are likely now through Friday morning.
Storm Surge: Tides up to 1 foot above normal are possible now through mid-morning today.
Winds: 25mph with gusts of 40mph 
THE ANTIGUA MET SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 6AM TODAY THURSDAY HOWEVER THIS MAY BE EXTENDED. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS. RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO MONITOR GABRIELLE UNTIL THE SYSTEM HAS EXITED THE AREA.
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