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FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

October 13, 2012748Views

Synopsis: A broad area of low
pressure in close proximity to the Leeward Islands will continue to cause
unsettled weather conditions across the area over the next 24 hours and beyond.

Wx: Cloudy to overcast
skies tonight and tomorrow with numerous showers, some of which could be
moderate to heavy at times accompanied by widespread thunderstorms and gusty
winds. With the anticipation of heavy and sustained showers, a flash flood
watch may become necessary later tonight. A
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR TODAY DUE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ANTICIPATED FROM
TROPICAL STORM RAFAEL.

Flash flood watch is
issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding in
flood-prone areas, usually when grounds are already saturated from recent
rains, or when upcoming rains will have the potential to cause a flash flood.

Winds: SE-S at
18-30kts gusting as high as 35kts over open waters and during heavier showers..

Seas: Very rough,
swells 2.8-3.7m or 9-12ft. A firm warning remains in place for small craft
operators and sea bathers against dangerous sea conditions. Small crafts should
stay in port while sea bathers should avoid these waters..

Barometric
Pressure:
 Well
below normal.

Sunrise
tomorrow:  6:53 am.

Sunset
tomorrow:  6:01 pm.