NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017
500 PM AST Sun Sep 17 2017
…MARIA BECOMES A HURRICANE…
…ADDITIONAL WARNINGS AND WATCHES ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 140 MI…225 KM ENE OF BARBADOS
ABOUT 275 MI…445 KM ESE OF DOMINICA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…982 MB…29.00 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a Hurricane
Warning for St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat.
The government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a Tropical Storm
Warning for Antigua and Barbuda. The Hurricane Watch has been
discontinued for these islands.
The government of the Netherlands has issued a Tropical Storm
Warning for Saba and St. Eustatius.
A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The government of Antigua and Barbuda has issued a Hurricane Watch
for the British Virgin Islands.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Antigua and Barbuda
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Lucia
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* British Virgin Islands
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Maarten
* St. Martin and St. Barthelemy
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued
36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-
force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be
rushed to completion.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours
before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico should
monitor the progress of this system. Additional Tropical Storm or
Hurricane Watches and Warnings will likely be issued tonight or on
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/69463-hurricane-maria-advisory-number-6