Beryl Continuing To Move Westward

BULLETIN Hurricane Beryl Intermediate Advisory Number 6A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022018 800 PM AST Fri Jul 06 2018 …BERYL CONTINUING WESTWARD ACROSS THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC… SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST…0000 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…10.6N 48.3W ABOUT 925 MI…1490 KM ESE OF THE LESSER ANTILLES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…80 MPH…130 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 15 MPH…24 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…994 MB…29.36 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Watch is in effect for… * Dominica A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Martinique * Guadeloupe * St. Martin * St. Barthelemy A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area. Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the progress of Beryl, as additional watches could be required for other islands later tonight or early Saturday. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ———————- At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Hurricane Beryl was located near latitude 10.6 North, longitude 48.3 West. Beryl is moving toward the west near 15 mph (24 km/h). A faster westward to west-northwestward motion is expected to begin over the weekend and continue through early next week. On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will approach the Lesser Antilles over the weekend and cross the island chain late Sunday or Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Beryl could still be a hurricane when it reaches the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday. Weakening is expected once Beryl reaches the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday, but the system may not degenerate into an open trough until it reaches the vicinity of Hispaniola and the central Caribbean Sea. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb (29.36 inches). HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————- WIND: Tropical storm or hurricane conditions are possible within the watch areas by late Sunday or Monday. NEXT ADVISORY ————- Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST. $$ Forecaster Beven

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