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TROPICAL STORM WARNING DISCONTINUED FOR ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE MARIA EXPECTED TO PASS NEAR THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS TONIGHT AND OVER PUERTO RICO ON WEDNESDAY… …PREPARATIONS AGAINST LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND RAINFALL FLOODING AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION…     SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…16.8N 64.0W ABOUT 80 MI…130 KM SE OF ST. CROIX...

Hurricane Maria Special Advisory Number 11

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017 800 PM AST Mon Sep 18 2017 ...MARIA BECOMES A POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE... ...THE EYE AND THE INTENSE INNER CORE IS NEARING DOMINICA... SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...15.3N 61.1W ABOUT 15 MI...25 KM ESE OF DOMINICA ABOUT 40 MI...70 KM N OF MARTINIQUE...

Press Release: MARIA BECOMES A HURRICANE

…ADDITIONAL WARNINGS AND WATCHES ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS…     SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…13.8N 57.5W ABOUT 140 MI…225 KM ENE OF BARBADOS ABOUT 275 MI…445 KM ESE OF DOMINICA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…982 MB…29.00 INCHES...

..MARIA EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY…

Tropical Storm Maria is centered as of 11 a.m. AST about 450 miles (720 km) east-southeast of the Leeward Islands. It’s moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through Tuesday.  On the forecast track, the center of Maria will move across the Leeward Islands Monday night.  ...

Press Release: Antigua and Barbuda is now under a hurricane watch as weather officials keep an eye on Tropical Storm Maria.

Antigua and Barbuda is now under a hurricane watch as weather officials keep an eye on Tropical Storm Maria. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.  A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous....

PICTURES: Local police along with troops from Venezuela and officials from the Dominican Republic who came to assist Barbuda

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JOSE REMAINS A POWERFUL HURRICANE OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC

SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST…1800 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…16.4N 57.7W ABOUT 380 MI…610 KM ESE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…150 MPH…240 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 18 MPH…30 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…940 MB…27.76 INCHES     WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:   The government of the Netherlands has...

Press Release: Update on Hurricane Jose now a category four

Antigua and Barbuda could begin seeing adverse conditions from Hurricane Jose after midnight Friday. The information from the Antigua and Barbuda Met Office is that Jose, now a category Four hurricane, is traveling on the same path like Irma and is coming much closer to Barbuda with peak winds.  Government is therefore speeding up evacuation...

..JOSE NOW AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE…HURRICANE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…16.3N 57.1W ABOUT 415 MI…670 KM ESE OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…150 MPH…240 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 18 MPH…30 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…942 MB…27.82 INCHES   WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for...
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