Paula Forms Off the Coast of Honduras

Paula Forms Off the Coast of Honduras
Weather Talk

POSTED: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 5:46pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 5:53pm

THE EYE OF HURRICANE PAULA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 19.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 86.0 WEST. PAULA IS MOVING
TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR...BUT A TURN TO THE
NORTH IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. ON THIS TRACK THE CORE OF
PAULA SHOULD REACH THE YUCATAN CHANNEL ON WEDNESDAY AND BE OVER
WESTERN CUBA WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR EARLY THURSDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 100 MPH...160 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. PAULA IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY...BUT A GRADUAL WEAKENING SHOULD BEGIN THEREAFTER.

PAULA IS A SMALL HURRICANE. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
TO 15 MILES...30 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE
WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES...95 KM. 

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