National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
MIAMI — NOAA’s National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory at 5 a.m. today due to the presence of Tropical Depression Eleven (formerly Invest 95L) that is tracking near the Caribbean. If T.D. 11 strengthens into a tropical storm, the next name on the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Names list is Josephine. PROJECTED PATH Tropical
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The National Hurricane Center issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico this morning, including Vieques and Culebra, which means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. As of 2 p.m. today, the developing weather
MIAMI — NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Florida issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 8 a.m. today, due to the presence of Invest 92-L that will likely form into a tropical cyclone over the Atlantic Ocean. Invest 92-L is a broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave
CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico — Abdiel Vélez stands with perfect balance as his boat dips and sways with the sea. Such scenes are disappearing along with local fishermen like Vélez, who fear the erosion of a craft passed down for generations. As a changing climate increases ocean surface temperatures around
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — UVI’s Center for Marine and Environmental Studies recently received a $100,000 award from the Marine Debris Program to reduce hurricane-deposited marine debris from mangrove shorelines across the territory over the next two years. The award also provides support to develop a territorial Marine Debris Action Plan, a first for the
MIAMI — NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. There is a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, a 30 percent chance of an above-normal season and a 30 percent chance of a below-normal season. For 2019, NOAA predicts a
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands has received $500,000 in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) for its U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Storm Strong Program. The five-year project will create the territory’s first sustained, community-based, hurricane hazard preparedness program. Through new
SAN JUAN — Scientists will explore new sites in deep waters surrounding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to learn more about coral and fish habitats as part of a 22-day mission led by the U.S. government. The exploration team aboard the 224-foot Okeanos Explorer will also map and
[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] MIAMI — The active Atlantic is getting busier, as Tropical Storm Isaac has formed. It is expected to become a hurricane as early as tomorrow, and the latest Isaac spaghetti models forecast suggests high odds the storm will move due west in the coming days.
SAN JUAN — Memorial Day signaled the unofficial start of summer, the conch shell reveille rousing travelers dreaming of an ocean getaway. Then four days later, hurricane season shows up like an unwanted beach house guest . Just when you thought it was safe to jump on a water-centric holiday .