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TROPICAL STORM JERRY ALERT STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES

by Shirlian Queeley
Due To The Uncertainty Of The Tropical Storm Eventual Track, It Is Possible That Jerry Could Still Take A Path Closer To The Northern Leewards And As A Result, A Tropical Storm Watch May Be Issued For Specific Islands At 8 O'clock This Evening. Residents Of The Leewards And BVI Should Review Their Hurricane Preparedness Plans And Be Prepared To Act In The Event That A Track Closer To The Islands Is Realized.

TROPICAL STORM JERRY ALERT STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES

by Shirlian Queeley
RESIDENTS IN THE LEEWARD AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ARE ASKED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF TROPICAL STORM, REVIEW HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS PLANS AND BE PREPARED TO ACT AS ANY FURTHER WESTWARD MOTION COULD BRING THE CORE OF THE SYSTEM CLOSER TO THE ISLANDS

TROPICAL STORM JERRY REMAINS A THREAT TO THE NORTH EASTERN CARIBBEAN, BUT PERHAPS SLIGHTLY REDUCED, AS THE SYSTEM CONTINUES TO MOVE WEST-NORTHWEST AT AN INCREASED SPEED OF 14 MPH, IN HARMONY WITH THE FORECAST, WHICH HAS IT LIKELY PASSING ABOUT 100 MILES NORTH OF BARBUDA. WINDS ARE AT 50 MPH.

by Shirlian Queeley

TROPICAL DISTURBANCE AL97 CHANCE OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE INCREASED TO 90% IN 5 DAYS AND 60% IN 48 HOURS; RESIDENTS ASKED TO MONITOR THIS SYSTEM CLOSELY, AS IT CONTINUES ON A WESTERLY PATH

by Shirlian Queeley

September 16th, 2019 – Disturbance AL97 (red x) is located along 42.0 degrees West Longitude 10.5 degrees North. It is moving towards the west at around 14 mph. The disturbance is forecast to turn to the northwest this week. The disturbance is becoming better organized as an area of low pressure has formed. Conditions are forecast to be favourable for development over the next several days. The disturbance could become a tropical storm by Wednesday or Thursday. The chance of tropical development is estimated at 90 percent.
Forecasters have the disturbance passing north or near the islands which include Montserrat around Saturday, however, this is based on current information. The system is still moving west and has not begun to turn West North West. Montserrat is located 62.2 degrees West Longitude 16.8 degrees North Latitude. Residents and visitors on Montserrat are urged to monitor this system as it continues to progress further west. Residents should continue to prepare and be ready in any event. Please continue to monitor DMCA’s Facebook Page -Montserrat Disaster Management Coordination Agency -DMCA, twitter - https://twitter.com/DMCA_MONTSERRAT and our website – www.dmca.gov.ms and ZJB Radio Montserrat for regular updates. SOURCE: NOAA NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER Forecaster Stewart