Hurricane Jerry Strengthens, Should Miss Florida and Bahamas

Jerry has become a Category 1 Hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. advisory.
Hurricane Jerry formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean this morning and is gaining strength as of the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m. advisory.
Maximum sustained winds are up to 75mph, and the system is moving WNW at 16 mph.
At this time Jerry is still forecast to make a turn to the north before hitting the Bahamas or South Florida.

Tropical Storm Jerry Advisory Number 5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL102019
1100 AM AST Wed Sep 18 2019

…JERRY STRENGTHENING OVER THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC OCEAN…

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…16.8N 54.4W ABOUT 490 MI…785 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…988 MB…29.18 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the northern Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.

Watches could be issued this afternoon or evening.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the following areas:

-Barbuda

-Anguilla

-St. Maarten

-St. Martin

-St. Barthelemy

-Saba

-St. Eustatius

The next advisory is expected at 2 p.m.

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