Tag: National Weather Service (NWS)

Tropical Wave Brings Much Needed Rain To USVI and Puerto Rico

FREDERIKSTED — The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are experiencing periods of heavy showers and gusty winds this morning, especially to the east and south of San Juan and in the west of St. Croix. The National Hurricane Center says a tropical wave continues to produce a broad area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms […]

NHC Monitors Tropical Wave Expected To Reach Windward Islands Today

BRIDGETOWN — The National Hurricane Center continues to track a tropical wave that is expected to move through the Windward Islands later today. In the western tropical Atlantic, a wave located about 100 miles east of the Windward Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms, according to the NHC. The associated shower activity and […]

Tropical Storm Bonnie Continues To Trundle Towards The Caribbean

MIAMI — Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1, but doesn’t usually ramp up until July or August. But an unusually early tropical storm has a strong chance to develop next week in the “main development region” of the tropical Atlantic. The potential storm is already of interest to the Windward Islands, which mark the […]

Windward Islands Warily Watching Tropics With ‘Bonnie’ Brewing In Caribbean

MIAMI — A tropical depression or storm may develop in the eastern Atlantic and head toward the Windward Islands, then into the Caribbean Sea next week as the first month of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season comes to a close. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is currently monitoring an area of showers and thunderstorms – […]

NHC Watching One Tropical Wave In The Caribbean

MIAMI — Conditions in the Atlantic basin remained quiet today, with forecasters watching one tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean Sea, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center. There’s more activity in the eastern Pacific, which has already experienced Hurricanes  Agatha and Blas. Tropical Depression Celia is forecast to become a tropical storm later […]

Parts of Puerto Rico and USVI To See Heat Indexes As High As 111

MIAMI — It’s been quiet in the Atlantic basin. How much longer that will last is unclear, but several forecasters don’t expect it to last much longer. Think end of June, first part of July. Maybe. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Invest 93L over Nicaragua and Honduras and three tropical waves, according to the latest advisory […]

People With Respiratory Problems Urged To Avoid Sahara Dust

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is informing the public of an air pollution alert for dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa. The dust causes the skies around the Virgin Islands to be hazy, which reduces the visibility and results in poor air quality. This […]

NHC Monitoring Area of Low Pressure In Caribbean Sea

MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure in the Caribbean Sea, along with four tropical waves in the Atlantic basin. “An area of low pressure is expected to develop by the middle part of this week over the southwestern Caribbean Sea,” the NHC said. “Some slow development of this system is possible while it […]

Tropical Wave To Bring Showers; Risk Of Rip Currents For St. Croix

SAN JUAN — A tropical wave will bring a few rounds of showers to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today. A high risk of rip currents continues across northern Puerto Rico, Culebra and St Croix, the National Weather Service said this morning. In total, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring four tropical waves in the […]

2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins Today

MIAMI — There is an 80 percent chance that a hurricane will form in the next 48 hours from an area of low pressure located near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said today. “This system is likely to become a tropical depression […]