Eye4weather 5:00PM Tropical Update – Danny weakening… Tropical Storm Warning issued for: Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla.

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Danny still a Tropical Storm …

As of 5pm, the center of Tropical Storm Danny is…
 * Located: 15.6 N 59.0 W  (+/- 275 miles ESE of St. Maarten)
 * Max. winds: 40mph
 * Moving: W at 16mph
 * Forecasted track: just south of St. Maarten on Monday, if it continues on its present track

 Tropical Storm Watch issued for: St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius, Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
A Tropical Storm Watch means tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case, within 36 to 48 hours.
Tropical Storm Warning issued for: Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla.
A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm conditions are possible within the warning area, in this case, within 24.


Danny is forecast to continue weakening (possibly becoming a Tropical Depression within the next 24 hours), yet still bring some rain & gusty winds to the North-eastern Caribbean — as of late tonight into Monday
We will continue to closely monitor its progress.  

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Schools closed Monday…

According to a Press Release from the Government of St. Maarten:
ALL SCHOOLS are to remain CLOSED on MONDAY (24-Aug) due to the passing of Tropical Storm Danny.
Relevant authorities will be closely monitoring the situation, and official information about the school day of Tuesday (25-Aug) will be forthcoming as soon as possible.”

Businesses closed from tonight…

According to a Press Statement from the Prime Minister of St. Maarten:
ALL BUSINESSES (including restaurants & casinos) are to CLOSE tonight SUNDAY (23-Aug) by 10:00pm until further notice, as a precautionary measure. This is to safeguard life and property in the event things should change.”

Reminder…

Remember to have & keep your Hurricane Kit ready throughout this hurricane season.
Additionally, stay tuned to our Facebook fan page for periodic Hurricane Information.
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 | 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: Danny, 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).