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Hurricane Maria

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Jim K    8,922

Just about following the same early path as Irma...and will impact areas already devastated by Irma.

 

 

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The government of France has issued a Hurricane Watch for St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.

 

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

* Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat

* Guadeloupe

* Dominica

* Saba and St. Eustatius

* St. Maarten

* St. Martin and St. Barthelemy

* Anguilla

 

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* St. Lucia

* Martinique

* Barbados

* St. Vincent and the Grenadines

 

At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Maria was located near latitude 13.3 North, longitude 55.6 West. Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this motion with a further reduction in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Maria will be near the Leeward Islands Monday night.

 

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Maria will likely become a hurricane later today.

 

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb (29.36 inches).

NOAA

 

 

 

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Edit:  Update 
 
Maria has been upgraded to a Cat 1 with further strengthening projected.  

 

Edited by Jim K
Edited topic to reflect change from TS to Hurricane

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Jim K    8,922

Is at Cat 5 now and probably will remain such when it hits Puerto Rico/Dominican Republic.  So far the projected track has it moving off the east coast of CONUS ... 

 

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SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

 

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

* Guadeloupe

* Dominica

* St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat

* U.S. Virgin Islands

* British Virgin Islands

* Puerto Rico, Culebra, and Vieques

 

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* Antigua and Barbuda

* Saba and St. Eustatius

* St. Maarten

* Anguilla

* St. Lucia

* Martinique

 

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

* Saba and St. Eustatius

* St. Maarten

* St. Martin and St. Barthelemy

* Anguilla

* Isla Saona to Puerto Plata

 

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* St. Vincent and the Grenadines

* West of Puerto Plata to the northern Dominican Republic-Haiti border

 

At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 15.3 North, longitude 61.1 West. Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday. On the forecast track, the core of Maria will move near Dominica and the adjacent Leeward Islands during the next few hours, over the extreme northeastern Caribbean Sea the remainder of tonight and Tuesday, and approach Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Tuesday night and Wednesday.

 

Maximum sustained winds are near 160 mph (260 km/h) with higher gusts. Maria is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening is possible tonight, but some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two.

 

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles (205 km).

NOAA

 

 

 

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Jim K    8,922

 

Looks like Puerto Rico will get hammered and the hurricane will follow the path of Jose...though if I lived in the Carolinas/Virginia I would probably be watching this.

 

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techbeck    5,007

Puerto Rico is "100% without power"

The island of Puerto is completely without electricity, according to spokesperson from the San Juan Governor’s Office.

“Yes, this is the official report coming out of Puerto Rico, that we are 100% without power,” the spokesperson said.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/us/hurricane-maria-latest/?lf-content=214522315:lb-post-cd3bff7940bf31d0d2c5931370111537@livefyre.com&hubRefSrc=permalink

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Jim K    8,922

^^assuming that goes here (//moved)

 

The latest:

 

• The storm made landfall at Yabucoa in Puerto Rico’s southeast shortly after 6 a.m., as a Category 4 storm with winds as strong as 155 miles per hour. It had crossed the United States Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm, then weakened slightly but remained “extremely dangerous.”

• More than 500 shelters had been opened, according to the governor, though he said he could not vouch for the storm-worthiness of all of the structures. He said that 11,000 people were reported to have gone to shelters, but that the real number was most likely higher.

• Hartley Henry, an adviser to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that there had been seven confirmed deaths from Hurricane Maria on that island. Two people were also killed on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, officials said.

The NY Times

 

 

 

 

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techbeck    5,007
42 minutes ago, Jim K said:

^^assuming that goes here (//moved)

 

 

 

Thanks. Did not notice it was in the wrong place. Am these hurricanes, I got confused. 

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