Current Location: 19.4N/63.8W
Geographic Reference: 100 miles NNW of St. Martin
Movement: N at 14
Max Sustained Winds: 50 mph
gusting to 65 mph
October 2012 – Synopsis: Tropical storm Rafael is moving further away
from the northeast Caribbean. The tropical storm warning has been lifted.
However a large band of clouds remains over the islands.
Wx: Cloudy to overcast skies with showers and the
occasional outbreak of thunderstorms will continue over the British Virgin
Islands today and tonight. Some of the showers are expected to be moderate to
heavy and could lead to flash flooding over low lying areas. Therefore a flash
flood warning remains in effect until noon when a further review of conditions
will be made.
Winds: Northwest and west 10 – 16 kts.
Seas: Moderate to rough; swells 6 – 8 ft or 1.8 – 2.5 M.
A small craft advisory remains in effect..
Barometric Pressure: Above normal
Sunset today: 5:56
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