Initial Reports From A Noaa Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Indicate That The Depression Is Not Well Organized

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Tropical Depression #Thirteen Advisory 4A: Initial Reports From a Noaa Hurricane Hunter Aircraft Indicate That the Depression is Not Well Organized.

Summary Of 800 Pm Ast…0000 Utc…Information

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Location…17.0n 55.5w

About 505 Mi…815 Km E Of The Northern Leeward Islands

Maximum Sustained Winds…35 Mph…55 Km/H

Present Movement…Wnw Or 290 Degrees At 21 Mph…33 Km/H

Minimum Central Pressure…1009 Mb…29.80 Inches

 

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

 

None

 

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

 

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra

* U.S. Virgin Islands

* British Virgin Islands

* Saba and St. Eustatius

* St. Maarten

* St. Martin and St. Barthelemy

* Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla

 

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are

possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

 

Interests elsewhere in the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin

Islands, and Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of this

system, as additional tropical storm watches or warnings will

be required for portions of those areas later today.

 

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor

products issued by your national meteorological service.

 

 

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of poorly organized Tropical

Depression Thirteen was located near latitude 17.0 North, longitude

55.5 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near

21 mph (33 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the

next few days. On the forecast track, the depression is expected to

move near or north of the northern Leeward Islands by late Friday,

near or north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday, and

near or north of Hispaniola Saturday night.

 

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher

gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and the depression is

forecast to become a tropical storm on Friday.

 

The estimated minimum central pressure based on NOAA Hurricane

Hunter data is 1009 mb (29.80 inches).

 

 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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RAINFALL:  The depression is expected to produce 1 to 3 inches of

rain with isolated maximum totals of 5 inches over the northern

Leeward Islands, and maximum totals of 3 to 6 inches over Puerto

Rico and the Virgin Islands through Sunday.

 

WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch

area late Friday and Saturday.

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