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Hefty Omar May Develope into a Hurricane

Posted by feww on October 15, 2008

Update 10-16: Omar is now a cat 2 hurricane!

Omar is moving in a northeastly direction at 28 kmph. [Center located at latitude 16.6 north, longitude 65.2 west or about 137 km south-southwest of St. Croix and 227 km south-southeast of San Juan Puerto Rico.]  Omar is expected to move through the northern Leeward islands and the Virgin Islands  early Thursday, NHC reported.

Omar seems to have the potential to strengthen to a much larger hurricane under current/favorable conditions, according to FEWW model.

TS Omar headed toward Puerto Rico may become a hurricane soon

Tropical Storm Omar is likely to develop into a hurricane in the next few hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported.

The storm headed toward Puerto Rico at about 11 kmph with sustained winds of 110 kmph was located near latitude 14.6 north, longitude 68.3 west or about 540 km south-southwest of San Juan Puerto Rico on October 15 at 01:15UTC.


TS Omar AVN Color Enhanced Satellite Image (still frame) – Oct 15, 2008 at 01:15UTC – SSD/NOAA

Hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning areas:

  • Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Islands of Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten/Martin, and St. Barthelemy.
  • The island of Montserrat.

One Response to “Hefty Omar May Develope into a Hurricane”

  1. rockfordlaw said

    [Comment withheld by Moderator awaiting clarification/explanation: FEWW]

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