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Tropical Storm Colin Expected to Keep Away from Gulf of Mexico

August 26, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Tropical Storm Colin is moving swiftly across the Atlantic between Africa and the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean on Tuesday but posed no immediate threat to land according to the National Hurricane Center.

Colin has top sustained winds of 40 mph and was centered 945 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Latest reports show it was moving west to west-northwest on a path that could take it well east of the Bahamas by the weekend.

Dennis Feltgen of the NHC said conditions over the next five days are not favorable for the weather system to develop into a full-blown hurricane.

What is an even better piece of news is that Colin is expected to keep away from the Gulf of Mexico, much to the relief of BP Plc who is working on permanently sealing the ruptured oil well that caused the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

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