Tropical Storm Don Moving Across Windward Islands Wind & Rain
Tropical Storm Don Moving Across Windward Islands
Satellite loops & surface observations show that the western side of Tropical Storm Don is moving across the Windward Islands this evening. Don weakened somewhat this morning but some of the thunderstorms seem to be coming back during the afternoon. Looking at the water vapor loop you can see that Tropical Storm Don remains surrounded by drier air to the north and to the east and to the west. This is not an ideal environment for maintaining tropical storms strength. Westerly winds aloft in the Eastern Caribbean remain problematic and this could wind up shearing Tropical Storm Don apart as it continues toward the west.
There has been no change in the afternoon run of hurricane models. Upper air winds continue to favor a westward track across the Southern Caribbean if it survives.
..BANDS OF HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS SPREADING ACROSS THE
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 120 MI…190 KM ESE OF GRENADA
ABOUT 135 MI…220 KM SE OF ST. VINCENT
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 22 MPH…35 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1010 MB…29.83 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
Interests in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, and Curacao should monitor
the progress of Don.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Don was
located near latitude 11.7 North, longitude 60.0 West. Don is moving
toward the west near 22 mph (35 km/h). This general motion is
expected through Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of
Don will move across the Windward Islands this evening, and then
move westward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea late tonight
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
Little change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours.
The system is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure
tonight or Wednesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 mb (29.83 inches).
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