By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
Tropical Cyclone 05L (Danielle) is located about 895 miles west of the Azores
Tropical Cyclone 06L (Earl) is located about 185 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands
Tropical Cyclone 05L (Danielle)
DANIELLE REMAINS STATIONARY…EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN A LITTLE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAY
Danielle is stationary and is forecast to drift generally westward through early Sunday, then northward by Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is forecast during the next few days.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles
Tropical Cyclone Earl
TROPICAL STORM EARL FORMS EAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS…EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINS OVER THE LEEWARD ISLANDS, VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND PUERTO RICO THROUGH THE WEEKEND
Earl is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected through early
A turn toward the northwest with an additional decrease in forward speed is expected Sunday through Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Earl is expected to pass near or north of the northern Leeward Islands on Saturday, and north of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Saturday night and Sunday.
Data from Air Force Reserve and NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with
higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible during the next few days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km) mainly to the north and east of the center.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: Earl is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches, with isolated totals of 6 inches, across the Leeward Islands, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through this weekend. Limited flash, urban, and small stream flooding will be possible. Rapid rises on rivers are also possible in Puerto Rico.
WIND: Gusty winds, especially in squalls, are possible across the
northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico through the weekend.