A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for St. Kitts Nevis and other Leeward Islands.
Kindly find below the summary of 2:00 p.m (23 August, 2015) weather Forecast, and also the awareness tips in preparation before, during and after a hurricane.
TROPICAL STORM DANNY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 21 ANWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL 04 2015 200 PM AST SUN AUG 23 2015
DANNY HEADED FOR THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST…1800 UTC INFORMATION
LOCATION…15.8 N 58.1 W ABOUT 215 MI…345 KM E OF GUADELOUPE ABOUT 279 MI…518 KM ESE OF ST.KITTS & NEVIS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…50 MPH…85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1004 MB…29.65 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Maarten
* Puerto Rico
* U.S. Virgin Islands
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected, in this case within the next 12 to 24 hours.
For storm information specific to your area in the United States,including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside the United States, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Danny was located near latitude 15.8 North, longitude 58.1 West. Danny is moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h), and a westward to west-northwestward motion is expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center will move near or over portions of the Leeward Islands late tonight or early Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.Weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Danny is expected to become a tropical depression by late Monday or early Tuesday. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND WIND
Tropical storm conditions are expected within portions of the warning area by tonight. Tropical storm conditions are possible elsewhere over the Leeward Islands from Guadeloupe north ward overnight.
RAINFALL: Danny is expected to produce 2 to 4 inches of rain over the Leeward Islands, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through Tuesday.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.
Hurricanes can be dangerous, listening to the hurricane warning messages and planning ahead can reduce the chances of injury or major property damage.
BEFORE A HURRICANE
Know your Emergency Shelters
Have a Hurricane Survival Kit
Trim back branches from trees
Check into your Home and Auto Insurance
Make arrangements for pets and livestock
Develop an emergency communication plan
DURING A HURRICANE WATCH
Listen to the radio or television for hurricane progress reports.
Check emergency supplies.
Get cash (in case ATMs stop working after the hurricane)
Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys, and garden tools and anchor objects that cannot be brought inside.
Secure buildings by closing and boarding up windows.
Remove outside antennas and satellite dishes.
Turn refrigerator and freezer to coldest settings. Open only when absolutely necessary and close quickly.
Store drinking water in clean jugs, bottles, and cooking utensils.
Bring pets safely inside with adequate food and water.
Charge cell phone
Check your Hurricane Survival Kit to ensure it contains all that you will need.
DURING A HURRICANE WARNING
Listen constantly to a radio or television for official instructions.
Store valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container on the highest level of your home.
Stay inside, away from windows, skylights, and glass doors.
Keep a supply of flashlights and extra batteries handy. Avoid open flames, such as candles and kerosene lamps, as a source of light.
If power is lost, turn off major appliances to reduce power “surge” when electricity is restored.
Put your refrigerator on the coldest setting and keep its doors closed. Turn off utilities if instructed to do so.
Keep phone lines clear except for serious emergencies
If you need to evacuate your home, lock up home and go to the nearest shelter.
Take blankets and sleeping bags to shelter.
AFTER A HURRICANE
Make sure that you listen for official information to ensure that the all-clear announcement has been given. Do not leave your home until you hear the all-clear announcement.
Do not go outside bare-footed or in slippers
Keep phone lines free for important calls
Get medical attention for persons injured
Help your family, neighbours and community
Assist in search and rescue, and community response efforts.
Clear roads and clean up debris from surrounding areas.
Begin temporary repairs
Report damage to utilities
Watch out for secondary hazards, fire, flooding, etc
Do a damage assessment and co-operate with Assessors.
Visitors should inform the relevant authorities of their location as soon as possible