T.S. Sandy forms south of Jamaica
Published: October 23, 2012
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ST. CROIX - Neither of the two tropical cyclones that formed in Atlantic and Caribbean waters on Monday is expected to come near the territory, although there may be some secondary effects from the storms.
Tropical Depression 18 formed in the Caribbean Monday morning and by 5 p.m., the National Hurricane Center determined the winds were high enough to make it Tropical Storm Sandy. At the time, Sandy was about 395 miles south-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica, and was stationary. Maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour, with minimum central pressure at 999 mb.