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PostSubject: Tropical Storm Gustav Forms in Caribbean   Tropical Storm Gustav Forms in Caribbean Icon_minitimeMon Aug 25, 2008 4:26 pm

Tropical Storm Gustav Forms in Caribbean
Lead Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
2:11 p.m. ET 8/25/2008


A tropical depression strengthened rapidly in the central Caribbean Sea
over the past few hours, and we now have Tropical Storm Gustav with
maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Gradual strengthening of the storm
is expected during the next 24 hours and Gustav could become a
hurricane.

Gustav, at 2 p.m. EDT, was centered about 225 miles SSE of Port Au Prince,
Haiti, and moving toward the northwest at 14 mph. Some slowing in
forward speed in likely over the next day or so.

Hurricane warnings are now in effect for the southwest coast of the Dominican
Republic and the south coast and southern peninsula of Haiti. A
hurricane watch is in effect for the northern peninsula of Haiti.
Gustav should be nearing or moving over southwest Haiti tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Fay, centered over southeast Mississippi, is
drifting toward the northeast and dumping very heavy rain on Alabama
and the Florida Panhandle. The downpours are slowly shifting into
Georgia. Flood watches are posted from southeast Louisiana to north
Georgia and a tornado watch is in effect for much of Alabama and the
Florida Panhandle.

In the eastern Pacific, Tropical Storm Julio (40 mph) is moving northward over Baja
California and is expected to weaken to depression tonight. Within 48
hours it should be nothing more than a remnant low over the northern
Baja Peninsula or the Gulf of California.
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