Published: Sun, September 30, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Suomi NPP satellite observes rebirth of Tropical Storm Kirk, warnings up

Suomi NPP satellite observes rebirth of Tropical Storm Kirk, warnings up

There is little change at 2:00 p.m. today in the characteristics of Tropical Storm Kirk as it moves over the islands.

Tropical Storm Kirk continues to move over the Lesser Antilles at wind speeds of near 50 miles per hour (85km/h).

At 11:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 13.8 north, longitude 59.3 west or 115 miles or 185 km east of Saint Lucia.

NHC says Kirk will move across the Lesser Antilles within the tropical storm warning area during the next several hours.

The system was downgraded to a tropical depression earlier this week.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph (85km/h) with tropical-storm-force winds extending outwards to about 140 miles (220 km) from the center. This general motion with a slight decrease in forward speed is expected over the next few days.

MEMBERS of the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) met yesterday in what is called a pre-strike meeting, usually chaired by the Prime Minister, to determine how best the country can utilize its resources to counteract whatever Tropical Storm Kirk may unleash on the island should it make landfall.

The NHC said there were no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but swells generated by Rosa would affect portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico and the southern Baja California Peninsula in Mexico later this week into the weekend.

A look at the forecast track for Hurricane Rosa as of 2 p.m. ET on Thu., Sept. 27, 2018.

Tropical Storm Rosa, which formed off the Pacific coast Tuesday, is expected to strengthen rapidly and become a hurricane Wednesday and a major hurricane Thursday.

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Kirk as it was regenerating in the Atlantic Ocean. Forecasters say some spots could get as much as 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain. "These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides", the center warned.

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