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TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING STATEMENT

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING STATEMENT

September 18, 2022146Views

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TROPICAL STORM FIONA WARNING STATEMENT
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
5:30 AM ECT SUN, SEP 18, 2022

THIS IS FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE SPECIFIED AREA, IN THIS CASE, TODAY.

BASED ON THE LATEST INFORMATION, TROPICAL STORM FIONA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TROPICAL CYCLONE IMPACTS OVER THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS HENCE, RESIDENTS SHOULD TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS.

AT 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FIONA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.1 NORTH, LONGITUDE 65.8 WEST OR 120 MILES SOUTH SOUTH WEST OF THE BVI

FIONA IS MOVING SOMEWHAT ERRATICALLY TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH (13 KM/H). A NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS FORECAST TO BEGIN LATER TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY, FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST ON TUESDAY.

ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF FIONA WILL APPROACH PUERTO RICO THIS MORNING, AND MOVE NEAR OR OVER PUERTO RICO THIS AFTERNOON OR EVENING.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT AND DOPPLER RADAR DATA INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 65 MPH (100 KM/H) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST, AND FIONA IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BEFORE REACHING THE SOUTHERN OR SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF PUERTO RICO LATER TODAY. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY WHILE FIONA MOVES NEAR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN ATLANTIC.

TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES (220 KM) FROM THE CENTER. A WEATHER STATION AT TEAGUES BAY, ST. CROIX, RECENTLY REPORTED A WIND GUST OF 59 MPH (94 KM/H).

THE LATEST MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS 994 MB (29.36 INCHES).

BASED ON THE LATEST FORECAST TRACK INFORMATION, TROPICAL STORM FIONA IS PASSING SOUTH SOUTH WEST OF THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. THIS MEANS THAT THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS WILL BE EXPOSED TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS THROUGH TO SUNDAY.

MORE SPECIFIC IMPACTS INCLUDE:

WINDS: 30 TO 40 MPH SUSTAINED WINDS WITH POSSIBLE HIGHER GUSTS TO 55 MPH ARE LIKELY. THESE WINDY CONDITIONS COULD PRODUCE FLYING DEBRIS FROM SMALL OBJECTS AND DAMAGE TO WEAK INFRASTRUCTURE.

RAINFALL: RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. THIS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS AS WELL AS MUDSLIDES.

SEAS: ALONG WITH STORM SURGE, SEAS COULD REACH UP TO 15 FEET WHICH COULD PRODUCE BATTERING WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS. AS A RESULT, MARINERS AND BEACH-GOERS SHOULD STAY IN PORT AND AVOID THE BEACHES.

RESIDENTS IN THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS SHOULD CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF FIONA.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE AT 11 AM ECT (1500 UTC) OR SOONER SHOULD THE NEED ARISE.

FORECASTER
BERNELL SIMON

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