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TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 9A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015
200 AM AST THU AUG 27 2015
...ERIKA NEARING THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...
SUMMARY OF 200 AM AST...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 55 MI...85 KM NE OF GUADELOUPE
ABOUT 70 MI...110 KM ESE OF ANTIGUA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
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 Nevisis
* 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 Cabo
* 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 200 AM AST (0600 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was
located near latitude 16.8 North, longitude 60.8 West. Erika is
moving toward the west near 16 mph (26 km/h), and a west to west-
northwest motion with the same forward speed is expected over the
next 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of Erika will move
near or over portions of the Leeward Islands during the next few
hours, move near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later today, and
be near or just north of the north coast of the Dominican Republic
Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher
gusts. These winds are confined to heavy squalls to the north and
east of the center. No significant change in strength is anticipated
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 first reach the
warning area in the Leeward Islands in the next few hours, and reach
the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later today. Tropical storm
conditions are possible in the watch area in the Leeward Islands
during the next few hours. Tropical storm conditions could reach
portions of the Dominican Republic, the southeastern Bahamas, and
Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday.
RAINFALL: Erika is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
3 to 5 inches with maximum amounts of 8 inches across portions of
the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the
Dominican Republic through Friday.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.