DMCA URGES RESIDENTS TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR TROPICAL STORM KIRK AS THE SYSTEM MOVES RAPIDLY WESTWARD OVER THE EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IN THE EVENT IT POSES A THREAT TO MONTSERRAT

Current location…9.3N 30.2W
ABOUT 545 MI…880 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 21 MPH…33 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006 MB…29.71 INCHES

At 1100 AM, the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was
located near latitude 9.3 North, longitude 30.2 West. Kirk is moving toward the west near 21 mph (33 km/h). An even faster westward motion across the tropical Atlantic is expected through Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or two. Weakening is likely during the middle to latter part of the week.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).

SOURCE: NOAA, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER – Forecaster Pasch

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