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Tropical Storm Dorian Advisory Number 12
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052019
500 AM AST Tue Aug 27 2019
...DORIAN MOVING THROUGH THE WINDWARD ISLANDS WITH TROPICAL STORM
...NEW WATCHES AND WARNINGS ISSUED FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 30 MI...45 KM SE OF ST. LUCIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
A Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch has been issued for
The government of the Dominican Republic has issued a Hurricane
Watch from Isla Saona to Samana. The government of the Dominican
Republic has also issued a Tropical Storm Watch on the south coast
of the island from Isla Saona to Punta Palenque and on the north
coast from Samana to Puerto Plata.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Puerto Rico
* Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Samana
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* St. Lucia
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines
* Puerto Rico
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Grenada and its dependencies
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Punta Palenque
* Dominican Republic from Samana to Puerto Plata
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours
before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.
Interests in the Virgin Islands 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 of the United States, please monitor products issued by
your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was
located near latitude 13.5 North, longitude 60.7 West. Dorian is
moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this
motion is expected to continue through tonight, followed by a turn
toward the northwest on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the
center of Dorian is expected to move across the Windward Islands and
into the eastern Caribbean Sea during the next several hours.
Dorian is forecast to pass near or south of Puerto Rico on
Wednesday, move near or over eastern Hispaniola Wednesday night, and
move north of Hispaniola on Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher
gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and
Dorian is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it moves
close to Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Rainfall: Dorian is expected to produce the following rain
accumulations through Thursday:
Barbados...Additional rainfall up to 1 inch, storm total around 6
Windward Islands from Martinique to Saint Vincent...3 to 6 inches,
isolated 10 inches.
Grenadines to Grenada...1 to 3 inches.
Leeward Islands from Guadeloupe to Dominica...1 to 4 inches.
Puerto Rico and Saint Croix...2 to 4 inches, isolated 6 inches.
Dominican Republic...2 to 4 inches, isolated 6 inches.
This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods, especially
where totals exceed 4 inches.
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are occurring in portions of the
tropical storm warning area in the Lesser Antilles and these
conditions are expected to continue during the next several hours.
Tropical storm conditions are expected and hurricane conditions are
possible in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Hurricane conditions are
possible in the hurricane watch area in the Dominican Republic by
late Wednesday and tropical storm conditions are possible in the
tropical storm watch area beginning late Wednesday. Tropical storm
conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area in the
Lesser Antilles today.
SURF: Swells generated by Dorian are affecting portions of
the Lesser Antilles and they should continue during the next
several hours. Swells are expected to increase along the southern
coasts of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola on Wednesday and they could
cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please
consult products from your local weather office.
Next intermediate advisory at 800 AM AST.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.