Ministry monitors Tropical Storm Kirk

Christopher Davidson
September 24, 2018

Kirk is the renamed cousin to Hurricane Florence, which made landfall at Wilmington last week, stalled over the Carolinas and then moved northward before spinning back out to sea. National Weather Service advisory, Kirk's sustained winds measured 40 mph and extended 70 miles north of the storm's center.

The storm is located about 465 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and now doesn't pose a threat to land, according to the latest advisory.

Meanwhile, Kirk was moving at a fast 23 miles per hour westward across the Tropical Atlantic. Northern Venezuela is also in the extended cone projection.

"The latter models suggest that Kirk could open up into a trough when it nears the Caribbean", according to a discussion of Kirk at 11 a.m.

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Meanwhile, Tropical Depression 11, what forecasters are calling a "poorly organized" storm, is likely to dissipate by this evening. We will have a 40 percent chance for some showers and storms throughout the day. "Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km) from the center".

The latest forecast says that "onditions are expected to become conducive for the low to acquire subtropical or tropical characteristics, and a subtropical or tropical cyclone is likely to form by early next week while the low meanders over the central Atlantic Ocean".

It is expected to weaken by the end of the week and now poses no threat to Florida. That includes the former Tropical Depression Eleven, which dissipated on Sunday morning before reaching the islands. They have maximum sustained winds of 25 mph and are about 350 miles east-northeast of the Windward Islands.

The DDM, however, noted that these forecasts are subject to change. "Additionally, new areas are flooding with little warning. Due to this, travel isn't recommended south of US 64", it added.

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