The active tropical wave passing through the local region has been producing showers and strong winds this morning. Sustained winds were reported near 25-30 knots (29-35 mph) and gusts near 40-50 knots (46-58 mph). Seas also deteriorated near 9 feet.
The National Hurricane Center’s Hurricane Hunters have reported storm force winds in gusts. They have indicated that these conditions may continue for a few hours.
A small craft advisory, flash flood advisory, and severe wind advisory are now in effect for St. Maarten until further notice.
- Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding should be vigilant and use caution. Motorists along hillsides should be vigilant for rock falls.
- Sea users and persons with interests along the coast should exercise extreme caution and secure their property. All sea users and persons close to the sea should make plans to take necessary action.
A Special Bulletin is issued for weather events that are unusual, cause general inconvenience or public concern (requiring the attention and action of fire department and police authorities) and cannot adequately be described in a regular weather forecast.
A Small Craft Advisory announces that the sea will likely become somewhat rough today or is already occurring.
A Flash Flood Advisory announces that heavy rainfall will occur today or is already occurring.
A Severe Wind Advisory announces that sustained winds above 34 knots (39 mph) with gusts above 50 knots (58 mph) will occur today or is already occurring.
Tropical Storm sustained winds are between 34-63 knots (39-73 mph).