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TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 14A...CORRECTED
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015
800 AM AST FRI AUG 28 2015
CORRECTED DISTANCE TO SANTO DOMINGO IN TABLE
...CENTER OF ERIKA APPROACHING THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...
...HEAVY RAIN STILL AFFECTING THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO...
SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 90 MI...145 KM ESE OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ABOUT 385 MI...620 KM SE OF GREAT INAGUA ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Government of France has discontinued the Tropical Storm
Warning for St. Martin and St. Barthelemy.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Puerto Rico
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* British Virgin Islands
* Dominican Republic
* Southeastern Bahamas
* Turks and Caicos Islands
* Central Bahamas
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Northwestern Bahamas
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Interests in eastern and central Cuba, as well as the southern
Florida Peninsula and Florida Keys, should monitor the progress of
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 800 AM AST (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was
located near latitude 17.7 North, longitude 68.5 West. Erika is
moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h), and this
general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours. On
the forecast track, the center of Erika will move over the Dominican
Republic today, move near the Turks and Caicos Islands tonight, and
move near the central and northwestern Bahamas Saturday and Saturday
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.
Some weakening is forecast today as Erika moves over land, followed
by little change in strength through Saturday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km)
to the north and east of the center. An Air Force Reserve
Hurricane Hunter aircraft is currently approaching Erika.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions currently affecting the Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico will continue for the next several hours
before subsiding later today. Tropical storm conditions will spread
across portions of the Dominican Republic and Haiti today, the Turks
and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas later today and
tonight, and the central Bahamas on Saturday. Tropical storm
conditions are possible in the northwestern Bahamas by Saturday
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 Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic
and Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southeastern and
central Bahamas through Saturday. These rains could cause life-
threatening flash floods and mud slides.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.