Tag: National Weather Service (NWS)

As Hurricane Sam Exits Stage Left, Victor And Wanda Are Waiting In The Wings

MIAMI — Hurricane Sam went through a weakening spell yesterday when an internal process collapsed the storm’s eyewall and a new larger one formed. Now the new one is contracting, Sam is re-strengthening and the overall system has grown in size. It’s a normal process in strong hurricanes. In fact, it was a little surprising […]

Hurricane Sam Has Only A 3% Chance To Strike St. Thomas Or St. John: VITEMA Says

CHRISTIANSTED — Hurricane Sam only has a “three percent chance” of striking St. Thomas or St. John with tropical storm force winds late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, VITEMA director Daryl Jaschen said this afternoon. Speaking at the Government House press briefing, Jaschen said the territory should still remain vigilant and warned that “life-threatening […]

LAND-HO! Hurricane Sam’s Lost Its GPS Bearings … What About 2 Waves Behind It?

MIAMI — Hurricane Sam explosively strengthened on Saturday and became the season’s fourth major hurricane. Sam’s winds jumped to 140 mph on Saturday afternoon, making it a Category 4 hurricane. The National Hurricane Center said Sam could get even stronger before weakening some. Sam is far from land in the central Atlantic and is expected […]

Sam Wants To Sit And Spin Into Category 4 Hurricane Then Deflate To A Cat 3

MIAMI — HURRICANE Sam has strengthened from a tropical storm over the Atlantic and is now expected to be a major storm today. Sam strengthened into a hurricane shortly before 5am Friday morning, and became a major hurricane this afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. Right now Sam is a Category 4 hurricane about 1,300 […]

SAM I AM: Promising To Be ‘Major’ Hurricane By Next Week, NHC Says

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Sam formed far in the Atlantic Ocean today and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane tomorrow and a major hurricane — Category 3 or higher — by early next week. The forecast track shows Sam tracking close to the eastern edge of the Caribbean by Tuesday. From there, it’s unclear where the […]

Tropical Depression Eighteen Forecast To Become Hurricane Sam This Weekend

MIAMI — Tropical Depression Eighteen has formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and will become a hurricane by this weekend. However, it’s uncertain whether it will strike the Leeward Islands next week. This new system is about 2,000 miles east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and is moving west around […]

European, Canadian Models Project Hurricane With ‘Significant Impacts’

TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHTEEN MOVING AT THE SAME SLOW PACE AS HURRICANE IRMA IN 2017 MIAMI — While the Atlantic basin remains active, — only one system is worth watching — Tropical Depression Eighteen which is forecast to become a hurricane this weekend. New this morning, Peter and Rose have both weakened to tropical depression status […]

Forecasters Monitoring Latest System Which Could Become Tropical Depression

MIAMI — The National Hurricane Center is now monitoring three systems in the tropical Atlantic, including the latest disturbance which could become a tropical depression headed towards the Caribbean later in the week. The NHC issued advisories on Tropical Storm Peter, located about 100 miles north of the northern Leeward Islands, and on Tropical Storm […]

NHC Tracking Tropical Storms Peter And Rose In The Tropical Atlantic

CHRISTIANSTED — The busy tropical season continued on Sunday afternoon as Tropical Depression Seventeen morphed into Tropical Storm Rose. Rose, the 17th storm of the season, is located about 552 miles west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands, the National Hurricane Center said. The other active storm currently in the Atlantic basin is Tropical Storm Peter, […]

Tropical Storm Peter Expected To Bring 1-2 Inches Of Rain To USVI By Tuesday

MIAMI — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Peter formed over the Atlantic Ocean early today and a new tropical depression was spinning over the far eastern Atlantic. Peter was centered about 630 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands, the National Hurricane Center said in a 5 a.m. EDT advisory. The tropical storm was expected to […]