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Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update #66128
08/26/2015 01:52 PM
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TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 7A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015
200 PM AST WED AUG 26 2015

...ERIKA CONTINUES WESTWARD...
...NOAA HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT ON ITS WAY TO INVESTIGATE
THE STORM...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...16.3N 58.2W
ABOUT 245 MI...395 KM ESE OF ANTIGUA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Anguilla
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Maarten
* St. Martin
* St. Barthelemy
* Montserrat
* Antigua and Barbuda
* St. Kitts and Nevis
* Puerto Rico
* Vieques
* Culebra
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* British Virgin Islands


A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Guadeloupe

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area, generally 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 Dominican Republic, the southeastern Bahamas, and
the Turks and Caicos Islands should monitor the progress of Erika.
A Tropical Storm Watch may be required for a portion of the
Dominican Republic later today.

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
meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Erika was
located near latitude 16.3 North, longitude 58.2 West. Erika is
moving toward the west near 17 mph (28 km/h), and a west to
west-northwestward motion 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 tonight, move near the Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico on Thursday, and be near or just north of
the north coast of the Dominican Republic on Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 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)
primarily to the east of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the
warning area in the Leeward Islands tonight, and reach the Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico on Thursday. Tropical storm conditions are
possible in the watch area tonight and early Thursday. Tropical
storm conditions could reach portions of the Dominican Republic 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, and Puerto Rico through
Friday morning.



NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
Next complete advisory at 500 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Brown


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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Carol_Hill] #66129
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I wonder how accurate that 3 to 5 inch rainfall prediction is??


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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Carol_Hill] #66130
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The USVI government announced they are closed tomorrow. Lots of VITEMA messages coming in.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: RickG] #66131
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Ferry service from Tortola to CA ceased around 2pm today….Hello Sebastians!!

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Tackmaster] #66132
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Speedy's cancelled all service tomorrow.

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: tradewinds] #66133
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Had 2 charter boats arrive to Anegada this morning, lasted about 2 hours now all gone.

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Carol_Hill] #66134
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STT airport will close at 9AM thurs. Hopefully I will get there on Friday and go to Virgin Gorda via ferry. USVI ports are to open 12 noon on Friday <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Tackmaster] #66135
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Anyone stuck let us know..CRC is available to TTOLers for just expenses to get you out of the storm..
crc@vom.com

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Manpot] #66136
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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: stoneyusaf] #66137
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Luckily Tackmaster got out...*so far*
I got a text that his flight was cancelled out of STT tomorrow at 2:30. I immediately got on the phone with American and they were able to get him on the last flight out of Tortola this evening for SJU. He is there spending the night there and he's flying out of SJU at 7 am out and hopefully he'll be home by 3pm tomorrow afternoon.


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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Manpot] #66138
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Bravo Mal and Candace

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: chefgirl] #66139
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Mal - that is such a wonderful gesture from you and Candace! Nothing worse than coming to the end of a holiday, with finances depleted, and the thought of sleeping on the floor in an airport. Almost happened to me once many moons ago, but a generous acquaintance offered exactly what you & Candace are offering here, and when I was able to sleep in a comfortable bed, I knew that I would be forever grateful! Bless!

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Carol_Hill] #66140
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Hi Carol,

Not sure about elsewhere in the BVI, but I kind of doubt Tortola will see that amount of rain. I'm still not hobbled by this one. A tad stiff, but that's it.

We sure could use a good rain ... though 3 to 5 inches would be a bit much. I'l take 1 to 2 inches please. My garden really needs a good soaking and so does our cistern. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

<Added> Having said that, Dominica got hammered with more than 8 inches of rain within a 6 hour period! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" /> .. they are dealing with some really serious damage from flooding.

I just switched on the Weather channel and they said the storm has turned south a bit. That could explain why my knee hasn't kicked up ... yet.

Last edited by LianeLeTendre; 08/27/2015 09:45 AM.
Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: LianeLeTendre] #66141
08/27/2015 09:09 AM
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Kind of eerie looking at the various webcams (cooper, leverick, soggy, etc.) and seeing the lack of action and boats...Soggy Dollar furniture turned upside-down.


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Kind of eerie looking at the various webcams (cooper, leverick, soggy, etc.) and seeing the lack of action and boats...Soggy Dollar furniture turned upside-down.


I was just looking at that too Jim.....did they call all the charter boats back? Good luck to all in the vicinity.

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Riverfrontbrewer] #66143
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All charter boats have returned to base.


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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: stoneyusaf] #66145
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Forecast for the STT airport has moved the peak winds back about 6 hours to tonight. Still not forecasting anything over 40 knots so looks like a rain event.
G

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: GeorgeC1] #66146
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Dominica got walloped.

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: tradewinds] #66147
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Sure sounds like it, several deaths reported. I wonder if they had been in a drought previously or not, as had most of the Caribbean..


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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Carol_Hill] #66148
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They were, but it rained too much and too fast and the water had no place to go.

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: tradewinds] #66149
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It's terrible what has happened in Dominica. 4 dead due to mudslides and 20 more reportedly missing. I can't believe how much rain they got and pray we don't suffer the same fate.

We had a relatively calm and mostly sunny day. Some high winds now and then, the odd shower with pretty light rain ... and a power outage that lasted about 2 hours up in Romney Park.

The major part of the storm looks as though it may (fingers crossed) pass south of us, but we seem to be getting the outer bands now.

The cloud cover is moving quickly and I can still see St. John from my place, so that's a good thing. I hope the Electricity Corporation manages to keep the power on as long as possible.

Not much happening out in the west end and the roads are mainly deserted. Once again, nobody in my area has boarded up. I went to get some ice for the cooler as soon as the power went out and there were at least a dozen people at Big Ben's Suprette stocking up on storm supplies.

The Ani birds and the turtle doves that are always around my place have taken cover. They were still flying until about an hour and a half ago.

Winds are gusting to about 4o/45 mph up at my place. One minute there's no wind at all, the next you get a good blow lasting no longer than about 30 seconds.

I guess everyone has hunkered down more or less for the evening. I'll let you know when/if things change as long as we have power. My knee is still holding up. No pain yet.

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: LianeLeTendre] #66150
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The wind is ramping up now and we just had a very brief (5 second) power outage which makes me think the Electricity Corporation may be forced to shut us down soon. Still not much rain, just bits here and there.

The wind is whistling through the house. but it's not window rattling time yet.

Hope everyone makes out OK. I am shutting the computer down for now. Don't want any power surges or brown outs causing damage.

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Carol_Hill] #66151
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Erika has moved south and will be about 75-100 miles from BVI. Northeast and southeast quadrants will have some rain and wind. Max winds in the center 45MPH, so maybe 30 MPH in the BVI.
Delta Airlines ran a complete schedule into STT on the 27th (today) and I am using them to fly to STT on the 28th. AA did not.

I don't suspect that BVI will get a lot of rain. Some heavy bands just enough to fill some cisterns. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/circle.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: tpcook] #66152
08/27/2015 08:23 PM
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Thorston - are you on Delta 571 tomorrow? If so, I'll see you at 9:40. I'm in 5D.

Cheers,
Jason

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #66153
08/28/2015 04:49 AM
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Once again, the storm tracks have been pretty inaccurate thus far. Erika was pretty much a non event for my neck of the woods (on Tortola's West End) and it continues to track west north west rather than north ... as all the models predicted.

We had sustained winds of between 40 to 50 mph for about an hour and a half after I shut down my computer last night, then it began to weaken. The wind continues right now which is (I imagine) the tail end of the outer storm bands with intermittent gusts of about 25 to 35 mph.

Kudos to the BVI Electricity Corporation for keeping the power on throughout. We have had no more power outages, only a few dips.

I really don't understand what all the models are based on, but there seems to be a major flaw in the prognostication system. I don't even think Puerto Rico is going to experience much more than what we did, though they may get more rain than us.

I keep waiting for Erika to make that sudden turn to the north the models all show, but it simply hasn't happened yet. At this point, based on the storm's actual track rather than the computer generated models, I am a "little" more concerned for Haiti, (Jamaica and the Cayman Islands which aren't even in the storm warning zone) than I am for Puerto Rico. That's assuming the storm doesn't Peter out before it reaches them, as there seems to be a large wind sheer coming from the east that could put an end to Erika or at least slow her down a lot ... but what do I know.

It seems that unless there is an actual hurricane, the "experts" don't seem to be able to accurately predict storm behaviour or direction very accurately. Since Erika has proven to be a very dangerous and destructive storm in regards to water volumes ... that is of great concern and points to a pretty big flaw in the system.

Fingers crossed that nobody else will have to endure what Dominica did and that this thing won't cause any more loss of life or major damage.

Good luck to all in her path!

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: LianeLeTendre] #66154
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I think the problem is that the models are all over the place. some have it going up the east coast of Florida and others have it going onto the gulf.


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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: maytrix] #66155
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I looked several times at the radar pictures. Lots of heavy rain but just to the south of the Virgins. I hope they got some rain after I went to sleep.
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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: sleepychef] #66158
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Here in Fajardo, P.R., we didn't get much of the storm, as it stayed well south of us. I stayed up until 2 last night, and never saw a gust over 40. It's raining quite hard now, with wind gusts up to 30. The satellite imagery says we are out of the storm now, but my eyes and ears tell me something different.

No model correctly predicted the due west shift yesterday. There is a chance that the high peaks of Hispaniola may beak up the storm entirely, sparing The Bahamas and Florida. But right now it is still on a due south heading. At least eastern P.R. is getting a good soaking this morning.


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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: TropicalBlend] #66159
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Looks like the worst winds were 10pm-2am - and not much over 40 mph sustained.
This is the wind site I use on a daily basis in Pillsbury Sound but very close to and representative of Drakes Passage

http://windalert.com/spot/48694

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Just heard a couple boats washed on shore around Aqua Bistro, Coral Bay. They said not much rain to speak of on STJ.

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Was there enough rain to fill the cisterns and get rid of some of the brown?

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Last I heard from St. John, two boats sunk and two boats on the rocks in Coral Bay Harbor. Another abandoned boat on the rocks in Chocolate Hole. Friends who live above both said that gusting wind was the biggest impact. Friends ashore suffered leaves in the pool and one flower pot tipped over.

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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Lew] #66163
08/28/2015 10:14 AM
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Lew said:
Was there enough rain to fill the cisterns and get rid of some of the brown?


I just emailed someone on STJ, they said "Nope, nothing"

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: maytrix] #66164
08/28/2015 10:22 AM
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I think the problem is that the models are all over the place.


That's an understatement! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />

I think I will pay more attention to my knee rather than concern myself with the computer forecasts in future. For both Danny and Erika, it was telling me it's nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, my head was telling me to listen to the experts. They sound so darned authoritative!

So far so good. Hopefully, the wind sheer coming out of the east will stop it in its tracks or weaken it to the point that all it will do is share some of that wet stuff where it is needed. Fortunately/unfortunately, we didn't get much. Dominica certainly got more than any of us would ever want. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Sad.gif" alt="" />

I'm still a little worried about Haiti, Jamaica and the Cayman's. If that thing doesn't turn (like now) they could be in for it if the wind sheer doesn't knock the stuffings out of it.

Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: LianeLeTendre] #66165
08/28/2015 11:46 AM
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Yes, the forecasting of both of these storms has just been really bad. We shall see where it goes from here, and the future forecast is just all over the place, as to where it will end up and at what intensity. Come on NHC, you have to do a better job than this!!


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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: Carol_Hill] #66166
08/28/2015 01:11 PM
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Might even pass by you Carol! Looks like we are out of it. At the 2PM anyway.
Bad models. How is it getting across those mountains on Hispaniola?
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Re: Tropical Storm Erika 2 PM update [Re: irina] #66167
08/28/2015 01:33 PM
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Yeah, we were just talking about making sure we pick up stuff that could fly around. I don't get how it will get over those mountains either.. I have not been impressed with the NHC on this one at all! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Mad.gif" alt="" />


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