Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Tropical Storm Jeanne: Strengthening...Heads for St. Croix U.S.V.I.

Storm Carib's excellent How Close is it tool is a good way to get a handle on approaching tropical systems.

Entering the data from the 2:00 pm UPDATED to: 5:00 pm AST National Weather Service advisory gives the following:

Results for St.Croix (17.7N, 64.8W):
The eye of the storm is about 86 miles (138 km) away. If the system keeps moving at its current speed of 10 mph and directly towards you, it will take around 8.6 hours (0.5 days) to reach you. Given the current windfield (40 miles from the center), tropical storm winds will be felt in 4.6 hours (0.2 days).

Latest Tropical Storm Jeanne Advisory - Automatically Updated

According to a local amateur weather station - as of 3:35 local time (GMT -4) winds have increased to 16-25 mph sustained with gusts to 44.1 mph!

(As of 5:00 pm local, the peak gust recorded still stands at 44.1 mph)

...And there are still supposedly five or so hours to go before we feel sustained tropical storm force winds.


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