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Tropical Storm Warnings issued for Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine

Source: NHC

Source: NHC

Update July 28, 2020 2 pm

More islands have been placed under Tropical Storm Warning due to Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine.

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for Dominica, Anguilla and St Barthelemy. 

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Dominican Republic. 

The National Hurricane Center in the US (NHC) in an intermediate advisory at 2 pm AST said the system is located 510 miles east southeast of the Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS  

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:  

The government of Barbados has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Dominica.  

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...  

  • Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra  
  • US Virgin Islands  
  • British Virgin Islands  
  • Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla  
  • Guadeloupe, Martinique, St Martin and St Barthelemy  
  • Saba and St Eustatius  
  • St Maarten  
  • Dominica  

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...  

  • Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the northern border with Haiti Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of this system.  

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.  

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area within 48 hours. 

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 2 pm AST the disturbance was centered near latitude 14.1 North, longitude 54.8 West.  

The system is moving toward the west near 23 mph (37 km/h), and this general motion with some reduction in forward speed is expected over the next few days.  

On the forecast track, the system is forecast to move through the  Leeward Islands on Wednesday, near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday night, and near or over Hispaniola on Thursday.  

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours, and the system is forecast to become a tropical storm tonight or Wednesday.  

Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for additional development and a tropical storm is forecast to form tonight or Wednesday.  

An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is currently investigating the system. 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND  

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WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the Leeward Islands on Wednesday and spread into the US and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.  

These conditions could begin reach portions of the north coast of the Dominican Republic early Thursday.  

RAINFALL: The potential tropical cyclone will produce total rain accumulation of 3 to 6 inches with maximum amounts of 10 inches across the northern Leeward Islands, British and US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.  

Rainfall accumulations of 2 to 4 inches possible across the Windward Islands.  

This rainfall may produce life threatening flash flooding and mudslides, as well as potential riverine flooding. 

 

Original story 

Tropical storm warnings are now in effect for several islands.  

The National Hurricane Center in the US (NHC) has initiated advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine which is located about 400 miles east of the Windward Islands.  

The NHC’s advisory number one states the following:  

  • A Tropical storm warning is in effect for Puerto Rico including Vieques and Culebra and the US Virgin Islands.  

  • The Government of Antigua has issued a tropical storm warning for Antigua, Barbuda and the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis.

  • The government of France has issued a tropical storm warning for Guadeloupe, Martinique and St Martin.

  • The government of the Netherlands has issued a tropical storm warning for Saba and St Eustatius.  

  • The government of St Maartin has issued a tropical storm warning for St Maartin.

The NHC says interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands and Hispaniola should monitor the progress of this system  

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. 

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