*** BREAKING NEWS *** UPDATE 5:00PM: TS Erika heading our way…

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BY EYE4WEATHER

TS Erika heading our way…

As of 5pm, the center of Tropical Storm Erika is…
 * Located: 16.6 N 58.9 W  (+/- 245 miles ESE of St. Maarten)
 * Max. winds: 45mph
 * Moving: W at 17mph
 * Forecasted track: near/at St. Maarten by late tonight/early Thursday, if it continues on its present track

Tropical Storm Warning issued for: St. Maarten/St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barths, Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands.
A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case, within 24 to 36 hours.

Tropical Storm Watch issued for: Guadeloupe, north coast of the Dominican Republic (from Cabo Engano to Cabo Frances Viejo), southeastern Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands.
A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case, within 48 hours.

Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to change little in strength, yet still bring somerain, gusty winds, and high seas to the North-eastern Caribbean — by late tonight into tomorrow. 

We will continue to closely monitor its progress.  

 

All Schools & Business CLOSED tomorrow…

According to a Press Statement from the Prime Minister of St. Maarten:
ALL SCHOOLS and BUSINESSES (including restaurants, casinos, and non-emergency government services) are to stay CLOSED on THURSDAY (27-Aug) — as of midnight tonight (Wed-26-Aug).
All businesses are to stay closed, until the all clear has been given by the Prime Minister — after he makes his address at 12:00pm Thursday.”

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Note:

  • SSS-Islands: St. Maarten = 18.0°N, 63.1°W | Saba = 17.6°N, 63.2°W | St. Eustatius = 17.5°N, 63.0°W
  • Neighboring Islands: Anguilla = 18.2°N, 63.1°W | St. Barths = 17.9°N, 62.8°W | Antigua = 17.1°N, 61.9°W | Barbuda = 17.6°N, 61.8°W | Montserrat = 16.8°N, 62.2°W | St. Kitts = 17.2°N, 62.6°W | St. Croix = 17.7°N, 64.7°W | St. Thomas = 18.3°N, 64.9°W | Tortola = 18.4°N, 64.6°W
  • Remaining names for this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season are: Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, Wanda.
  • Future Tropical updates will be sent out periodically (as needed).