TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR ST KITTS NEVIS
Erika expected to be near the northern Leeward Islands tomorrow night.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for St. Kitts Nevis and other Leeward Islands. A tropical storm warning will likely be issued within the next 24 hours
Kindly find below the summary of 5:00 p.m (25 August, 2015) weather Forecast, and also the awareness tips in preparation before, during and after a hurricane.
TROPICAL STORM ERIKA ADVISORY NUMBER 4 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 500 PM AST TUE AUG 25 2015
ERIKA EXPECTED TO BE NEAR THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS TOMORROW NIGHT.
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST 2100 UTC INFORMATION
LOCATION…15.6N 52.8W ABOUT 605 MI…975 KM E OF ANTIGUA AND AN ESTIMATED 666 MI OR 1072 KM ESE OF ST.KITTS & NEVIS.MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 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 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 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 15.6 North, longitude 52.8 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 are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.Some slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km)from the center. The minimum central pressure reported by an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft was 1004 mb (29.65 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND WIND:
Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area by Wednesday night or early Thursday.
RAINFALL: Erika is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over many of the Leeward Islands through Thursday.