Reconnaissance plane finds Chantal is still a tropical storm - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Reconnaissance plane finds Chantal is still a tropical storm

Chantal at 10 a.m. Chantal at 10 a.m.
MIAMI, FL (WAFB) -

An Air Force reconnaissance plane flew into Chantal to verify its strength Wednesday morning and found the system is still a tropical storm.

The National Hurricane Center said the storm's maximum sustained winds were 45 mph at 10 a.m.

Chantal is centered about 145 miles south of Port au Prince, Haiti. It is speeding to the west at 29 mph.

The storm is expected to make a turn to the west-northwest and then northwest during the next 48 hours. Its forward is forecast to slow down within that same time period.

Click here to visit the Hurricane Tracking Center

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • WLOX First Alert Weather BlogsMore>>

  • RIVER WATCH: Check the current river stages, flood predictions

    RIVER WATCH: Check the current river stages, flood predictions

    Saturday, June 24 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-06-24 20:09:07 GMT
    Flooding at Wolf River (Photo source: Mary Elizabeth Nielsen)Flooding at Wolf River (Photo source: Mary Elizabeth Nielsen)

    Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy says the potential for “life-threatening” flash flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy is very real starting Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

    More >>

    Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy says the potential for “life-threatening” flash flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy is very real starting Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

    More >>
  • Flash Flood Warning issued for Jackson County

    Flash Flood Warning issued for Jackson County

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:07 AM EDT2017-06-23 06:07:30 GMT

    Flash Flooding will continue to be a major concern for Jackson county overnight. 

    More >>

    Flash Flooding will continue to be a major concern for Jackson county overnight. 

    More >>
  • Tropical Storm Warning issued as Cindy looms

    Tropical Storm Warning issued as Cindy looms

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:31 AM EDT2017-06-21 05:31:37 GMT

    A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties as Tropical Storm Cindy inches closer to the Gulf Coast.

    More >>

    A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties as Tropical Storm Cindy inches closer to the Gulf Coast.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly