Thursday 20 September, 2018

Barbados has no storm warnings, watches in effect for TS Isaac

At 5:00 p.m, Tropical Storm Isaac was located near 15.4N 56.6W or about 250 miles (400 km) east-north east of Barbados.  

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph or 95 km/h. Storm force winds extend 175 miles (280 km) primarily to the north of the center. Isaac continues to move westward at 20 mph or 31 km/h. 

On this track, the center of this system is forecast to pass between 100 and 150 miles (160 to 240 km) north of Barbados early tomorrow.  

Some pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are likely into Friday, with possible rainfall accumulations of one to two inches.  

Some deterioration in sea conditions are expected tonight and will continue into tomorrow with swells expected to peak near 3.5m in open water. A Small-Craft Warning and a High-Surf Advisory will be in effect from 6:00 p.m, today until 6:00 a.m Friday, 14th September, 2018.  

A small-craft Warning means in this case that surface winds greater than or equal to 25 knots and seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) are already affecting or expected to affect the marine area. A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses or is expected to pose a threat to life and property within the surf zone. 

The BMS will continue to closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaac and will update this information at 11:00 p.m tonight. 

 

 

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