Tropical Storm Warning – 2 p.m. Advisory

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Barbados at this hour.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within 24-36 hours.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 24-36 hours.

At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude 13.1 North, longitude 54.1 West. The system is moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the disturbance should move through the Windward Islands and into the eastern
Caribbean Sea on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. The disturbance is expected to become a tropical cyclone later today or tonight, and it could become a tropical storm before reaching the Windward islands.

Satellite imagery indicates the disturbance is close to becoming a tropical cyclone. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is currently enroute to investigate the system.

* Formation chance through 48 hours… high…near 100 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…near 100 percent

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the Lesser Antilles within the warning area by early Friday, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area on Friday.

RAINFALL: The disturbance is expected to produce rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches across portions of the Windward Islands from Martinique southward to Grenada. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

One Response to Tropical Storm Warning – 2 p.m. Advisory

  1. BOBO THE SAME CLOWN August 17, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    It is that time of the Year .I do hope Barbadians take these storm warnings seriously and don’t find themselves scrambling to get prepared for any eventuality at the last possible moment .
    Folk it is better to have Oil in your Lamps and darkness never comes , than to be without oil and night shows up early. Prepare even if nothing becomes of the warnings. Always remember that Royal Reader’s Book story of the boy that cried Wolf,Wolf, Wolf, but the Wolf never came . But, one day the Wolf did show up and because of his lack of preparation,or expectation there wasn’t a single Soul to help him. A word to the wise.. Don’t wait until the “Fit hit de Shan “.


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