Thursday, August 14, 2008

Weather Update


Two weather systems are heading this way. We are keeping a close eye on them. Jay is supposed to make another run to Puerto Rico tomorrow. Hopefully they won't go if the weather is bad! We are located in the center of the above graphic.
Article in the VI Daily News

Special Weather Statement
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR 900 AM AST THU AUG 14 2008

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT EFFECTIVE UNTIL 930 AM AST FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES IN PUERTO RICO IN THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS SAINT JOHN...SAINT THOMAS AND SAINT CROIX

...STRONG TROPICAL WAVE OVER THE NORTHERN LEEWARDS MOVING WESTWARD... TO MOVE ACROSS U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...
A STRONG TROPICAL WAVE OVER THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MOVING WESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. THIS SYSTEM IS SHOWING SOME SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION...AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION LATER TODAY OR ON FRIDAY. THEREFORE RESIDENTS AND VISITORS IN THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR ITS PROGRESS.

...INLAND FLOODING... SOME OF THE OUTER RAINBANDS MOVING AHEAD OF THE WAVE ARE ALREADY AFFECTING THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE EASTERN HALF OF PUERTO RICO. CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO DETERIORATE AS ADDITIONAL BANDS APPROACH THE AREA FROM THE NORTHEAST DURING THE DAY. BRIEF PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IS POSSIBLE LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AS THE WAVE APPROACHES. RAINFALL TOTALS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND AROUND THREE TO FIVE INCHES FOR PUERTO RICO...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF UP TO FIVE INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MAY BE ISSUED LATER TODAY FOR THE LOCAL AREA...TO BE IN EFFECT FOR TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.

...HIGH SURF AND COASTAL FLOODING... MARINE CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE MAINLY IN THE ATLANTIC AND VIRGIN ISLAND TERRITORIAL WATERS...TONIGHT AND FRIDAY WITH THE APPROACH OF THE TROPICAL WAVE. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE FORM OF SQUALLS WILL BECOME MORE FREQUENT AS THE WAVE MOVES CLOSER. WATERSPOUTS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. LOCALLY HIGH WAVES CREATED BY THE SQUALLS WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT THE VIRGIN ISLAND WATERS LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND PUERTO RICO TONIGHT. SEAS OF FOUR TO SIX FEET TODAY WILL INCREASE TO 6 TO 7 FEET BY FRIDAY MAINLY ALONG THE NORTH AND EAST COASTS OF THE ISLANDS. MODERATE SWELLS SHOULD AFFECT THE LOCAL ATLANTIC WATERS TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. MARINERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION TODAY...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES WILL BE IN EFFECT TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.

...WINDS... MOST OF THE WIND REPORTS RECEIVED FROM THE NORTHERN LEEWARDS INDICATED LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS. HOWEVER...AS THE SQUALLS AHEAD OF THE WAVE PROPAGATE ACROSS THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE NORTH AND EASTERN PUERTO RICO WATERS...STRONG GUSTY WINDS SHOULD BE EXPECTED AT TIMES GUSTING UP TO 40 MPH.

FOR THE LAND AREAS OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO... OCCASIONAL WIND GUSTS TO 30 MPH REMAIN POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY... ESPECIALLY WITH PASSING SQUALLS...AND ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN.

2 comments:

Silvia said...

Ouch! I'll have to get used to that :-)

Anonymous said...

Keep Safe Mom

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