Tag: National Weather Service (NWS)

Weather Report For The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico According to the National Weather Service

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] SAN JUAN — Sunny to partly cloudy skies and fair weather conditions are expected. Seas up to five feet and east to southeast winds up to 10 knots expected across the local waters. Moderate rip current risk is expected across the Atlantic coasts of the islands and a low risk […]

At Least 985 Additional People Died During Hurricane Maria In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — It’s official. In the 40 days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, at least 985 additional people died, when compared to the same period in 2016. And if the entire months of September and October are included (since Hurricane Irma also passed through the island days before Maria), the figure rises to 1,065 […]

‘Heavy Winds’ Expected To Knock Down ‘Wrong-Way’ Storms’ Chances For Further Development … Still, ‘Heavy Rains’ Expected This Weekend

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — A low pressure system moving through the region could bring rain to parts of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Hispaniola over the weekend, forecasters said today. As of 6 a.m., the system was over the central Caribbean Sea and was producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Forecasters with the National Hurricane […]

A HURRICANE SEASON WE CAN’T FORGET: And In Many Cases Are Still Living In The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will long be remembered as one of the busiest and most destructive hurricane seasons on record. Five named storms and one tropical depression had already formed by the end of July with little fanfare or destruction, but that rapidly changed with ten consecutive hurricanes, most of which […]

St. Croix Reports Consistent Rainfall Sunday Morning … Tropical Storm Philippe Expected To Drop Heavy Rains On Central And Western Cuba

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Tropical storm Phillipe has formed in the Caribbean, becoming the 16th named storm of the 2017 hurricane season. It is expected to bring heavy rains to central and western Cuba, spreading northward across the Florida Keys and south Florida. In the meantime, St. Croix was reporting consistent rainfall on Sunday morning. […]

Trough Of Low Pressure Dumps 1.3 Inches Of Rainfall Down On Hurricane-Battered St. Croix

[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Could there be a new tropical storm soon? It’s possible, but it will have to develop quickly, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters there have been watching an area of disturbed weather in the northwest Caribbean for most of the week. The disturbance was designated Potential Tropical Cyclone 18 on Friday afternoon, […]

Hurricane Season May Not Be Over Yet: Tropical Storm Philippe Could Form In Caribbean Sea

MIAMI — The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season might not be over yet. An area of showers and thunderstorms now spinning in the western Caribbean has a 50 percent chance of developing into Tropical Storm Philippe by the weekend, the National Hurricane Center said. The disturbance is likely to drift across the northwestern Caribbean into Friday, then across […]

Broad Area Of Low Pressure Now Called ‘Wrong Way’ Invest 93L And Could Develop Into A Tropical Storm This Week

MIAMI — A broad area of low pressure in the western Caribbean could develop into a tropical depression or storm this week, but will first soak parts of Central America with locally heavy rain. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has highlighted a portion of the western Caribbean for a medium chance of tropical development during the […]

‘Wrong-Way’ Tropical Disturbance Has Only A 40 Percent Chance To Affect Our Region In The Next Five Days, NHC Says

MIAMI — A weather disturbance in the western Caribbean that has the potential to develop is another sign that hurricane season has not yet ended. The disturbance is expected to become a broad area of low pressure that may develop into a tropical cyclone during the next five days, the National Hurricane Center said today. The system […]

STORM WATCH: ‘Torrential Downpours, Gusty Thunderstorms’ Forecast For The Region In The Next Five Days

AREA TO WATCH: The area highlighted in red is where a tropical depression or storm may develop during the next five days. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico could be affected by this system. MIAMI — August is historically the beginning of the annual ramp up of hurricane season in the Atlantic, and right on cue, […]