SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico.— The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, United Statesin its newsletter number 5 at 1:00 p.m. CDT (12:00 p.m. Central Mexico time) announced that the tropical depression number of strengthened and formed the tormenta tropical “Arlene”in waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
According to the bulletin, a United States Air Force hurricane fighter plane reported the strengthening of the atmospheric phenomenon, after an inspection.
The tormenta tropical “Arlene” It was located at latitude 26.7 north, longitude 86.20 west, about 425 kilometers west of the city of Fort Myers, Florida, USA, and about 550 kilometers northwest of the extreme west of the island of Cuba, as well as 570 kilometers north of Cabo Catoche, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Their maximum sustained winds reached 65 km/hwhich places “Arlene” in the tropical cyclone category.
The storm is moving south at a speed of 7 km/h. The minimum central pressure is 1,002 Mb or 29.59 inches.
watches and notices
At this time, no coastal watches or warnings have been established in effect.
Forecast for the next few hours
At 1:00 pm CDT (local time), the center of Tropical Storm “Arlene” was located near latitude 26.7 North, longitude 86.2 West. “Arlene” is moving toward the south near 7 km/h, and this motion is expected to increase slightly through tonight.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 km/h with higher gusts. “Arlene” is expected to weaken tonight, and is forecast to become a remnant low pressure tomorrow Saturday.
Tropical storm force winds extend up to 110 km northeast of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure based on Air Force Hurricane Hunter data is 1,002 mb (29.59 inches).
Coastal Effects: Rainfall amounts are expected to be 1-2 inches which could increase to 5 inches through Saturday in portions of the central and southern Florida Peninsula. Heavy rainfall could result in isolated impacts from flash, urban, and small stream flooding.
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