Tropical Storm Jerry Advisory Number 4
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
500 AM AST Wed Sep 18 2019
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 960 MI…1545 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 13 MPH…20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1004 MB…29.65 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Interests in the northern Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Jerry was located near latitude 14.1 North, longitude 47.7 West. Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h). A west-northwestward motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system will be near the northern Leeward Islands Thursday night or Friday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Further strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Jerry is expected to become a hurricane by the time it moves near the northern Leeward Islands.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).
The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten (MDS) put the storm put about 920 miles southeast of the local area. MDS will continue to monitor this system and keep the public updated accordingly
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/90970-jerry-becomes-the-tenth-named-storm-of-the-2019-season