At 300 PM MDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fernanda was located near latitude 11.8 North, longitude 112.2 West.
Fernanda is moving toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Fernanda could become a hurricane on Friday.
Recent satellite wind data indicate that Fernanda is a small tropical storm, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches). See Video below.
- FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS
INIT 12/2100Z 11.8N 112.2W 35 KT 40 MPH
12H 13/0600Z 11.8N 113.5W 40 KT 45 MPH
24H 13/1800Z 11.7N 115.5W 50 KT 60 MPH
36H 14/0600Z 11.6N 117.5W 60 KT 70 MPH (category 1)
48H 14/1800Z 11.5N 119.5W 70 KT 80 MPH (category 1)
72H 15/1800Z 11.5N 124.0W 90 KT 105 MPH (category 2)
96H 16/1800Z 12.0N 128.5W 95 KT 110 MPH (category 2)
120H 17/1800Z 13.0N 133.0W 95 KT 110 MPH (category 2)
Video: Tropical Storm Fernanda