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Tropical Storm Warning discontinued, Flood Watch extended


Tropical Storm Warning discontinued, Flood Watch extended

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The Barbados Meteorological Service has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for Barbados.

However, satellite and radar imagery still shows an extensive cloud-mass and associated convection around Barbados. Although a gradual improvement in conditions is expected as the day progresses, the Flood-Warning for Barbados has been extended until 12:00 noon today, 28th September.


At 800 AM the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 13.5 North, longitude 63.0 West. Kirk is moving generally toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue during the next day or two.  On the forecast track, the center of Kirk or its remnants will move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea over the next day or two. 

Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.  Kirk is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression later today or Saturday and then degenerate into a trough of low pressure by late Saturday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km) to the north and east of the center.  The latest minimum central pressure reported by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is 100mb (29.74 inches).