BERYL MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE LESSER ANTILLES… …RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT EN ROUTE TO THE STORM…

Tropical Storm Beryl Advisory Number 12 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022018 500 AM AST Sun Jul 08 2018 …BERYL MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE LESSER ANTILLES… …RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT EN ROUTE TO THE STORM… SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…13.7N 56.0W ABOUT 240 MI…380 KM E OF BARBADOS ABOUT 340 MI…550 KM E OF MARTINIQUE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1005 MB…29.68 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The government of St. Lucia has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for St. Lucia. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Dominica * Guadeloupe A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Barbados * Martinique, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy * Saba and St. Eustatius * St. Maarten A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area. Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic should monitor the progress of Beryl. 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 Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 56.0 West. Beryl is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph (31 km/h) and this motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will approach the Lesser Antilles today, cross the island chain tonight, and move near or south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Beryl is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure as it moves across the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————- WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in Dominica and Guadeloupe tonight. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch areas of the Lesser Antilles by later today or Monday. Strong gusty winds are also possible in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday. RAINFALL: Beryl is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches through Monday across the southern Leeward and northern Windward Islands. Across Puerto Rico, rainfall amounts of 1 to 4 inches are expected. Across the remainder of the Leeward and Windward Islands and the Virgin Islands, rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. NEXT ADVISORY ————- Next intermediate advisory at 800 AM AST. Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.

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