Storm still expected to be a hurricane for Haiti

Tomas had a brief surge on Tuesday, but once again the victim of upper level winds shear and disorganization.  It is expected to have a much more favorable environment with resurge back to hurricane strength over the next two days.  Forecast projections include lighter upper level winds and warm sea surface temperatures. See the latest satellite video loop, images and forecast maps at the left.


National Hurricane Center update:
TOMAS WEAKENS TO A DEPRESSION BUT STILL EXPECTED TO
RESTRENGTHEN...
SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.5N 75.5W
ABOUT 410 MI...660 KM SSW OF PORT-AU-PRINCE HAITI
ABOUT 325 MI...520 KM SSE OF KINGSTON JAMAICA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES