Posted on Sun, Oct. 28, 2007
The Associated Press
Tropical Depression 16 prompted storm warnings in Haiti and a watch in
Cuba and could bring more than 10 inches of rain to Jamaica, forecasters
The depression could strengthen into a tropical storm late Sunday, when
it would be named 'Noel,' according to the National Hurricane Center.
A tropical storm warning was in effect Sunday for the southwestern
peninsula of Haiti from the Haiti-Dominican Republic border westward to
Port-au-Prince, meaning tropical storm conditions are expected within
the next 24 hours.
The government of Cuba also issued a tropical storm watch for the
provinces of Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo, meaning tropical
storm conditions are possible, generally within 36 hours.
At 5 a.m. EDT, the storm was located about 215 miles southwest of Santo
Domingo and about 165 miles south of Port au Prince, according to the
hurricane center. It was moving west-northwest near 7 mph. Maximum
sustained winds were near 35 mph.
The depression was expected to move to the northwest over the next 24
hours, bringing the depression near the southwestern peninsula of Haiti
Forecasters added tropical storm conditions were possible along the
south coast of the Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the
Haiti-Dominican Republic border. Rain of between 3 and 5 inches was
expected over Puerto Rico during the next 24 hours, forecasters said.