Tropical Storm Omar Forms

Tropical Storm Omar has formed and is not expected to threaten land.

 
 
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At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Omar was located near latitude 36.2 North, longitude 68.7 West. Omar is
moving toward the east-northeast near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through this afternoon. A
turn toward the east is forecast by this evening, with a reduction in forward speed occuring through Friday.
 
 
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected through tonight. Weakening should begin by Thursday, with Omar likely to become a remnant low by Thursday night.
 
 
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) to the southeast of the center.
 
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).

 
 

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