2 thoughts on “Hurricane Maria

  • September 19, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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    Hurricane Maria Discussion Number 12
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017
    1100 PM AST Mon Sep 18 2017
    KEY MESSAGES:

    1. Maria will affect portions of the Leeward Islands and the British
    and U.S. Virgin Islands as an extremely dangerous major hurricane
    during the next couple of days, and hurricane warnings are in effect
    for many of these islands.

    2. Maria is likely to affect Puerto Rico as an extremely dangerous
    major hurricane, and a hurricane warning is in effect for that
    island. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed
    to completion.

    3. The potential for a life-threatening storm surge, accompanied by
    large and destructive waves, has increased for the Leeward Islands,
    the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

    4. Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides from heavy rainfall
    are expected across the Leeward Islands, including Puerto Rico and
    the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

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  • September 20, 2017 at 11:10 AM
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    Category 5 Hurricane Maria is moving across the northeast
    Caribbean waters and is expected to reach southeastern Puerto Rico
    this morning. The eye of Maria then will cross Puerto Rico during
    the day, and pass just north of the northeast coast of the
    Dominican Republic Wednesday night and Thursday. See the special
    features section for further details. Low level wind convergence
    east of a tropical wave in the western Caribbean is producing a
    large area of scattered showers and isolated tstms in the SW
    Caribbean from S of 15N W of 77W. Expect the wave to continue
    moving west with convection mainly east-southeast of the wave
    axis. Scatterometer data shows mainly light to gentle trade winds
    west of 71W, with the remainder of the basin N of 15N experiencing
    cyclonic winds associated with Hurricane Maria. Fresh to locally
    strong winds are off the Nicaragua coast associated with the
    aforementioned convection.

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