REPORT FROM A RESIDENT IN BARBUDA Overnight
I’m in the group and Barbuda is getting a whipping with gusty winds and heaven rainfall and lighting up like a Christmas tree. As a woman that went through Irma im very much up and shaking”.
At 5am a Hurricane Watch remained in place for Barbuda.
There have been no further reports on the status of the island from authorities.
prime Minister Gaston Browne said while Antigua had spared the worst Barbuda needed God’s protection.
…TINY CORE OF TAMMY TREKKING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD…
…STRONG WINDS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR A FEW MORE HOURS FOR THE
NORTHERNMOST LEEWARD ISLANDS…
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 70 MI…115 KM NNW OF BARBUDA
ABOUT 55 MI…90 KM ENE OF ANGUILLA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…992 MB…29.30 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of the Netherlands has discontinued the Tropical
Storm Warning for Saba and St. Eustatius.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Barbuda and Anguilla
* St. Maarten
* St. Martin and St. Barthelemy
A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area, in this case over the next few
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Tammy was located
near latitude 18.5 North, longitude 62.3 West. Tammy is moving
toward the north-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h) and this general
motion is expected through today, followed by a turn toward the
north or north-northeast on Monday. On the forecast track, the
center of Tammy will move further away from the northernmost Leeward
Islands later today.
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher
gusts. Some strengthening is possible today followed by fluctuations
in strength thereafter.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles
The estimated minimum central pressure is 992 mb (29.30 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Tammy can be found in the Tropical Cyclone
Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT5 and WMO header WTNT45 KNHC
and on the web at hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT5.shtml
WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected over portions of the
northernmost Leeward Islands for the next few hours.
RAINFALL: Tammy is expected to produce the following storm total
Leeward Islands: 4 to 8 inches with storm total maximum amounts of
Martinique and Dominica: An additional 2 to 4 inches, with storm
total maximum of 6 inches
British and U.S. Virgin Islands into eastern Puerto Rico: 1 to 2
inches with maximum storm total amounts of 4 inches
These rains may produce isolated flash and urban flooding, along
with isolated mudslides in areas of higher terrain.
STORM SURGE: Storm surge could raise water levels by as much as 1
to 3 feet above normal tide levels near where the center of Tammy
moves across the Leeward Islands. Near the coast, the surge will
be accompanied by large and dangerous waves.
SURF: Swells generated by Tammy will continue to affect portions of
the Lesser Antilles during the next few days. These swells are
likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Please consult products from your local weather office.
Next intermediate advisory at 800 AM AST.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.
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