Current advisory form the National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center
000 WTNT35 KNHC 281234 TCPAT5 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 14A...
CORRECTED NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015 800 AM AST FRI AUG 28 2015 CORRECTED DISTANCE TO SANTO DOMINGO IN TABLE ...
CENTER OF ERIKA APPROACHING THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC... ...HEAVY RAIN STILL AFFECTING THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO...
SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...17.7N 68.5W ABOUT 90 MI...145 KM ESE OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ABOUT 385 MI...620 KM SE OF GREAT INAGUA ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: The Government of France has discontinued the
Tropical Storm Warning for St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Puerto Rico * Vieques * Culebra * U.S. Virgin Islands *
British Virgin Islands * Dominican Republic * Haiti * Southeastern Bahamas * Turks and Caicos Islands * Central Bahamas A
Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for... * Northwestern Bahamas 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, generally within 48 hours. Interests in eastern and central Cuba, as well as the southern Florida Peninsula and
Florida Keys, should monitor the progress of Erika. For storm information specific to your area in the United States, including
possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.
For storm information specific to your area outside the United States, please monitor products issued by your national
meteorological service. DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of
Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 17.7 North, longitude 68.5 West. Erika is moving toward the west-northwest
near 17 mph (28 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center
of Erika will move over the Dominican Republic today, move near the Turks and Caicos Islands tonight, and move near the central
and northwestern Bahamas Saturday and Saturday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some weakening is forecast today as Erika moves over land, followed by little change in strength through Saturday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km) to the north and east of the center.
An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is currently approaching Erika. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ---------------------- WIND: Tropical storm conditions currently affecting the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will continue
for the next several hours before subsiding later today. Tropical storm conditions will spread across portions of the Dominican Republic and Haiti
today, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas later today and tonight, and the central Bahamas on Saturday.
Tropical storm conditions are possible in the northwestern Bahamas by Saturday night. RAINFALL: Erika is expected to produce total rainfall
accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with maximum amounts of 12 inches possible across portions of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the
Dominican Republic and Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southeastern and central Bahamas through Saturday.
These rains could cause life- threatening flash floods and mud slides. NEXT ADVISORY ------------- Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.
$$ Forecaster Brennan