Dorian special bulletin #15

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At 8:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 17.1 North,
longitude 64.1 West, or about 95 miles south southwest of St. Maarten.
Dorian is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this motion is expected to
continue through the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian will pass over
or near the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later today.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening
is expected today and Dorian is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it approaches the
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).
The center of Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to be moving away from St. Maarten.
However, showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds are expected from the outer bands of the
system.
Meteorological Department St. Maarten will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Dorian and
issue special weather bulletins.
FORECASTER: Albert