Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tomas at 80 Kts and Strengthening

Hurricane Tomas is presently moving WNW on a course that would pass to the south of Jamaica.  Computer models indicate the storm will turn towards the north as it nears Jamaica and hit Jamaica sometime on Thursday.  However a lot can happen between now (Saturday) and Thursday.

HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 13.5N 61.6W
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 982 MB
EYE DIAMETER 25 NM
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 80 KT WITH GUSTS TO 100 KT
MOVING WNW AT 7 KT