Irma 140 mph Winds Hurricane Warning Puerto Rico Virgin & Leeward Islands
Irma 140 mph Winds Hurricane Warning Puerto Rico
Virgin & Leeward Islands
Hurricane Warnings have been extended westward to include Puerto Rico & The Virgin Islands as well as the Leeward Islands. Hurricane Irma continues to move to the west and it will pass very close to or over some of the Northern Leeward Islands later Tuesday and Tuesday night. Irma will also pass very close to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands later Tuesday night and Wednesday which required the issuance of hurricane warnings there. The hurricane has expanded in side and the eye is extremely well defined on the satellite loop. It appears that Irma has completed another eye wall replacement cycle and strengthening could resume after a short pause Monday evening.
..HURRICANE WARNINGS ISSUED FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 410 MI…660 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…140 MPH…220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…943 MB…27.85 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Hurricane Watch for the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico,
Vieques, and Culebra has been changed to a Hurricane Warning.
The government of Antigua has changed the Hurricane Watch for the
British Virgin Islands to a Hurricane Warning.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis
* Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten
* Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy
* British Virgin Islands
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
GFS MODEL LATE TUESDAY
Weather models continue to be very consistent and very tightly clustered with a track to the west northwest for the rest of the week. That turn to the west northwest is critical for the islands as the longer it takes to jog to the northwest, the greater the likelihood of the center passing over the Leeward Islands as well as the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Irma is a dangerous category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 mph. The expansion of the wind field means that even though the center will be offshore, these islands could experience hurricane conditions.
As far as our local weather is concerned it will be a very warm and humid Tuesday with sunshine most of the day and highs in the mid to upper 80s away from the ocean. Then next cold front arrives and there will be some thunderstorms tomorrow evening and there is the risk that some of those thunderstorms could be strong or even severe. The Storm Prediction Center has us in a marginal to slight risk for severe weather on Tuesday.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
The front is going to stall out for Wednesday which will keep us in clouds and there is the chance for more showers as a wave on the front develops and moves through. Temperatures Wednesday will be in the much cooler low to mid 70s. Dry air should arrive on Thursday with some sunshine returning and highs in the low to mid 70s. While we watch Irma our weather Friday and into the weekend will be quite calm and cool with sunshine through Sunday and highs in the low to mid 70s with cool nights in the 40s and 50s.