St. John Tradewinds News

Hurricane Earl Update from NOAA




EARL CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVES ACROSS THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS....

AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATERS OF
PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A HURRICANE WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN/
ADJACENT ISLANDS...ST CROIX.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS...A HURRICANE WARNING CONTINUES FOR SECTIONS OF PUERTO
RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS COASTAL WATERS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING
LOCATIONS...SAN JUAN AND VICINITY...NORTHEAST... SOUTHEAST...EASTERN INTERIOR...
NORTH CENTRAL...CENTRAL INTERIOR...PONCE AND VICINITY...NORTHWEST...WESTERN
INTERIOR...MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY...SOUTHWEST...CULEBRA AND VIEQUES.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH
CONTINUES IN EFFECT FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS COASTAL WATERS.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS...A HURRICANE WATCH CONTINUES FOR SECTIONS OF
PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS COASTAL WATERS.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR SECTIONS OF PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S.
VIRGIN ISLANDS.

PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY FOR ANY FLOOD WARNINGS THAT MIGHT BE INEFFECT FOR
YOUR AREA.

STORM INFORMATION...
AT 8 AM AST...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE EARL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.4N
...LONGITUDE 62.9W. THIS WAS ABOUT 200 MILES EAST OF SAN JUAN PR...OR ABOUT
140 MILES EAST OF SAINT THOMAS VI. HURRICANE EARL IS PRESENTLY MOVING
TOWARDS THE WEST NORTHWEST OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 110 MPH. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST
...AND EARL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE LATER TODAY.

SITUATION OVERVIEW...
HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE NOW SPREADING INTO THE NORTHERN LEEWARD
ISLANDS...AND WILL SPREAD WESTWARD MAINLY INTO THE NORTHERN U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS LATER TODAY. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD
OVER CULEBRA...VIEQUES AND MAINLAND PUERTO RICO TODAY...WITH HURRICANE
CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT. HEAVY RAINS THAT COULD
TRIGGER FLASH FLOODING ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH AREA.
ISOLATED TORNADOES OR WATERSPOUTS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
COASTAL WATERS... EASTERN PASSAGES AND THE WATERS SURROUNDING THE
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND EASTERN PUERTO RICO TODAY.