SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————–LOCATION…15.2N 51.0W ABOUT 685 MI…1270 KM ESE OF ST. KITTS & NEVIS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1003 MB…29.62 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of France has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Guadeloupe, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Antigua and Barbuda
* St. Kitts and Nevis
* Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten
* Guadeloupe, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 15.2 North, longitude 51.0 West. Erika is moving toward the west near 20 mph (31 km/h), and a west-northwestward motion at a slightly slower forward speed is expected over the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Erika will be near the Leeward Islands Wednesday night and early Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slow strengthening is possible during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km)from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND WIND
Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Wednesday night or early Thursday.
Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM AST.Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.