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LAST THING WE NEED: A ‘Weak Disturbance’ Invest 92L Has Formed East Of The Virgin Islands And Puerto Rico


CHRISTIANSTED — The last thing the Virgin Islands needs now is more bad weather.

But there is a weak tropical disturbance in the Atlantic, just east of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico — it has been dubbed Invest 92L.

It was 154 miles east of St. Croix as of 10 a.m. today, according to the 2017 Virgin Islands Free Press Storm Tracker.

A tropical disturbance is a cluster of thunderstorms that moves as a group, but does not have circulation.

These are common in the Atlantic in hurricane season.

This one has a low chance of strengthening into a tropical depression or tropical storm. Steering winds may take it over the northeastern islands of the Caribbean, mainly as showers and thunderstorms, before it turns northward in the Atlantic.

Most tropical disturbances do not become depressions. Technology lets us see more of these than ever before.

Hurricane Ophelia is in the eastern Atlantic on a path that will take it east or near the Azores, before pointing toward Ireland early next week as a storm system that may not be a hurricane but may still have hurricane-force winds.

Check in with the 2017 Virgin Islands Free Press Storm Tracker or follow us on Facebook for hourly updates on the  status of tropical depressions, tropical storms, or hurricanes.

Hurricane season runs through the end of November. Sometimes a hurricane or tropical storm will linger into December.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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