Tuesday, July 18, 2017

TROPICAL STORM DON JULY 18, 2017 0510 PM EDT

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WTNT35 KNHC 182036
TCPAT5

BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Don Advisory Number   5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL052017
500 PM AST Tue Jul 18 2017

...BANDS OF HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS SPREADING ACROSS THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS...


SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...11.7N 60.0W
ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM ESE OF GRENADA
ABOUT 135 MI...220 KM SE OF ST. VINCENT
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 22 MPH...35 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1010 MB...29.83 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Grenada
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Bonaire

Interests in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, and Curacao should monitor
the progress of Don.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Don was
located near latitude 11.7 North, longitude 60.0 West. Don is moving
toward the west near 22 mph (35 km/h). This general motion is
expected through Wednesday.  On the forecast track, the center of
Don will move across the Windward Islands this evening, and then
move westward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea late tonight
and Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
Little change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours.
The system is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure
tonight or Wednesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km)
from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 mb (29.83 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND:  Tropical storm conditions are expected to spread across the
Windward Islands within the warning area tonight.  Tropical storm
conditions are possible in the watch area by early Wednesday.

RAINFALL:  Don is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
3 to 6 inches, with isolated higher amounts across Barbados,
Trinidad and Tobago, and the southern Windward Islands through
Wednesday.  These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods
and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 800 PM AST.
Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Brown 
 
http://ralphstropicalweather.myfreesites.net
 


  

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