Hurricane Jerry Advisory Number 14
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami
500 PM AST Fri Sep 20 2019
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 140 MI…225 KM N OF BARBUDA
ABOUT 120 MI…195 KM NE OF ANGUILLA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…80 MPH…130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 18 MPH…30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…991 MB…29.27 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of the Netherlands has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for Saba and St. Eustatius.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
* St. Maarten
* St. Martin
* St. Barthelemy
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, in this case within 12 hours.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Jerry was located near latitude 19.6 North, longitude 62.0 West. Jerry is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph (30 km/h). On the forecast track, the center of Jerry will move north of the northern Leeward Islands later today, pass well north of Puerto Rico on Saturday, be well east-northeast of the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday and turn northward on Monday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast overnight, but Jerry could re-strengthen early next week.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 991 mb (29.27 inches).
RAINFALL: Jerry is expected to produce 1 to 3 inches of rainfall, with isolated maximum totals of 4 to 6 inches from Barbuda northwest across St. Maarten, Anguilla, and Anegada. This rainfall may produce life-threatening flash floods.
Jerry is forecast to produce total rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches with maximum amounts of 3 inches across the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch areas this evening.
SURF: Swells generated by Jerry are affecting portions of the northern Leeward Islands. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.