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FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR THE VI

FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR THE VI

September 4, 2013644Views

WHCA31 TAPA
TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVEN ALERT STATEMENT
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
5:31 PM ECT WED, SEP 4, 2013

THIS IS FOR THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

…TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVEN
HAS ENTERED THE MONITORED AREA…

AT 5PM ECT OR 2100Z THE CENTRE
OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVEN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.5 NORTH, LONGITUDE
66.2 WEST OR ABOUT 160 MILES SOUTH WEST OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD
THE NORTH WEST AT 9 MILES PER HOUR. THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH THURSDAY WITH A TURN TOWARDS THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON FRIDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE
NEAR 35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT
DAY OF TWO AND THE DEPRESSION COULD BECOME A TROPICAL STORM TONIGHT OR ON
THURSDAY.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL
PRESSURE IS 1009 MB OR 29.80 INCHES.

EVEN THOUGH TROPICAL DEPRESSION
IS SLOWLY MOVING AWAY FROM THE LEEWARD ISLANDS, CLOUDINESS, SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ARE STILL POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY OVER AND AROUND THE BRITISH VIRGIN
ISLANDS TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY. AS A RESULT, A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS UNTIL 6 AM TOMORROW THURSDAY
.

ALL RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO
MONITOR THE MOVEMENT OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION SEVEN.

REPEATING THE 5 PM ECT
POSITION, 16.5 N, 66.2W. MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH. MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH. THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1009 MB.