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Tropical Storm Alex picks up speed, moving west-northwest

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from NOLA.com’s Steve Marszalek

At 1 p.m. CDT the center of Tropical Storm Alex was estimated near latitude 17.5 north, longitude 87.2 west. Alex has increased its forward speed and is now moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph, 21 km/hr.

However, Alex should decrease its forward speed later today. On the forecast track, the center of Alex will reach the coast of Belize and the Yucatan peninsula later today and move across the peninsula on Sunday. Alex is expected to be in the bay of Campeche by Sunday night or Monday morning.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph, 75 km/hr, with higher gusts. some slight strengthening is possible before Alex moves inland later today followed by weakening as the cyclone moves over land.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles, 185 km primarily to the north and east of the center.

Estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb, 29.62 inches.

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Written by demon53

June 26, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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