UPDATE: Depression Expected To Become A Tropical Storm Later Today

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SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION

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Location…16.0n 52.0w

About 750 Mi…1205 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…1008 Mb…29.77 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…

* Saba and St. Eustatius

* St. Maarten

* 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 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression

Thirteen was located near latitude 16.0 North, longitude 52.0 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 and near or

north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday.

 

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

Gradual strengthening is forecast, and the depression is expected to

become a tropical storm later today.

 

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 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 by late Friday.

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