… DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS TO A TROPICAL STORM …
Satellite tv for pc knowledge point out that the despair has strengthened to a tropical storm, with most winds estimated to be close to 50 mph (85 km/h). This can be included within the subsequent advisory that can be launched earlier than 11 pm AST (0300 UTC).
SUMMARY OF 8:45 PM CDT …0150 UTC …INFORMATION
LOCATION … 16.8 N, 52.0 W
ABOUT 645 MI … 1040 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS … 50 MPH … 85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT … W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH … 22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE … 1002 MB … 29.59 INCHES
1. The system is predicted to maneuver by way of the Leeward Islands late Friday or Friday night time, and close to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola this weekend and early subsequent week. Tropical storm watches will doubtless be required for parts of the Leeward Islands this night or in a single day, and for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Thursday.
2. Heavy rains from Fiona will start to have an effect on the northern Leeward Islands late Friday, spreading into the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico over the weekend. This rainfall might produce remoted flash and concrete flooding, together with remoted mudslides in areas of upper terrain.
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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, skilled graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not solely is Scott a member of the Nationwide Climate Affiliation, however he’s additionally the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott can also be the co-founder of Racecast Climate, which supplies forecasts for a lot of racing sequence throughout the USA. He additionally provides forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Collection occasions together with the BassMaster Traditional.