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TROPICAL STORM ERIKA ADVISORY NUMBER 11
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015
1100 AM AST THU AUG 27 2015
...ERIKA REMAINS POORLY ORGANIZED...
SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 125 MI...205 KM W OF GUADELOUPE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The government of the Dominican Republic has extended the
Tropical Storm Watch westward along the north coast of the
Dominican Republic to the border of Haiti.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Maarten
* St. Martin
* St. Barthelemy
* Antigua and Barbuda
* St. Kitts and Nevis
* Puerto Rico
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* British Virgin Islands
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* North coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the
border of Haiti
* Southeastern Bahamas
* Turks and Caicos Islands
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the Dominican Republic should monitor the
progress of Erika.
For storm information specific to your area in the United
States, including possible inland watches and warnings, please
monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service
forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside
the United States, please monitor products issued by your national
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was
located near latitude 16.4 North, longitude 63.3 West. Erika is
moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h). A turn toward the
west-northwest is forecast later today, and this general motion
should continue for the next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the
center of Erika will move near the Virgin Islands later today,
move near or north of Puerto Rico tonight, and pass north of the
north coast of the Dominican Republic on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to continue over
portions of the warning area in the Leeward Islands through early
this afternoon, and reach the Virgin Islands later today and Puerto
Rico tonight. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch
area in the Leeward Islands through early this afternoon. Tropical
storm conditions could reach portions of the watch area in the
Dominican Republic on Friday and the southeastern Bahamas, and Turks
and the Caicos Islands late Friday and Friday night.
RAINFALL: Erika is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations
of 4 to 8 inches with maximum amounts of 12 inches possible across
portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico,
the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the
southeast Bahamas through Saturday. Dominica reported nearly 9
inches of rainfall overnight, with significant flooding occurring
on the island.
Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM AST.
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.