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TROPICAL STORM WARNING DISCONTINUED FOR THE VI

TROPICAL STORM WARNING DISCONTINUED FOR THE VI

September 10, 2011509Views

TROPICAL
STORM WARNING DISCONTINUED

 

Current Location: 17.3N/61.5W

Geographic Reference: 25 miles northeast of Antigua

Movement: Northwest
at 15 mph

Maximum Winds: 40 mph gusting to 50 mph

Forecast Track Confidence: Average due to a good model consensus.

Changes From Previous Forecast

Forecasters have made major changes to the
intensity forecast. Maria is barely organized enough to be considered a
tropical storm. Forecasters expect it to be downgraded into a tropical wave soon, with a
chance of regeneration to a tropical storm once it moves north of Puerto Rico.

Forecast

Maria barely has enough organization to be
classified as a tropical storm. It will likely degrade to a tropical wave this
afternoon. What is left of Maria should continue to the northwest 36-48 hours
and then turn northward east of the Bahamas. It will pass between the US and
Bermuda on Thursday.

There is a chance that Maria could regenerate into a tropical storm in
24 hours or so. In any event, Maria will be well away from land areas when this
occurs. 

Due to the uncertainty of these forecasts, residents and visitors are asked to monitor the weather conditions for any sudden change. Lingering moisture in addition to remnants of Maria have the potential to produce heavy showers.  The Department of Disaster Management will continue to monitor the situation and advise the public accordingly.