Tropical Storm Harvey Barbados Update 3

Source: NHC

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Tropical Storm Harvey passes Barbados, all clear given. Major flooding in certain parts of the island. Some property damage. More rain than wind. No loss of life reported. Country slowly coming back “on line.” Harvey is moving through Windward Islands.

Warnings in effect for:

* Martinique
* St. Lucia
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Watch is in effect for…

* Dominica

NHC Public Advisory #5 at 11AM AST

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Tropical Storm Harvey Advisory Number 5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017
1100 AM AST Fri Aug 18 2017

…HARVEY MOVING THROUGH THE WINDWARD ISLANDS…

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————–
LOCATION…13.1N 61.3W
ABOUT 15 MI…25 KM SSW OF ST. VINCENT
ABOUT 50 MI…85 KM SSW OF ST. LUCIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 21 MPH…33 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1005 MB…29.68 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Martinique
* St. Lucia
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* Dominica

Interests elsewhere in the eastern and central Caribbean Sea should
monitor the progress of Harvey.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Harvey was
located near latitude 13.1 North, longitude 61.3 West. Harvey is
moving toward the west near 21 mph (33 km/h) and this general motion
is expected to continue for the next couple of days. On the
forecast track, the center of Harvey will move through the Windward
Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea today and move into the
central Caribbean Sea on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km)
from the center. Fort-de-France, Martinique, recently reported a
wind gust of 44 mph (70 km/h), while Hewanorra International
Airport on St. Lucia recently reported a wind gust of 43 mph
(69 km/h).

The minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force Reserve
Hurricane Hunter aircraft data and surface observations is 1005 mb
(29.68 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are occurring in the warning area
at this time. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch
area today.

RAINFALL: Harvey is expected to produce additional rainfall totals
of 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts across parts of the
Leeward and Windward Islands from Guadeloupe southward to Grenada.
These additional rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and
mudslides.

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM AST.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Beven

Source: NHC

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