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Tropical Storm warning remains in effect for Saint Lucia

By Saint Lucia Met

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TROPICAL STORM KIRK… ADVISORY #9

5:00 AM 27TH SEPTEMBER 2018

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SAINT LUCIA

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR BARBADOS, MARTINIQUE, DOMINICA AND GUADELOUPE AND A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES.

AT 5:00 A.M. TODAY, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KIRK WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.5 NORTH, LONGITUDE 58.3 WEST OR 184 MILES OR 297 KM EAST OF SAINT LUCIA. THIS SYSTEM IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH OR 26 KM/H. ON THIS FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTRE WILL MOVE OVER THE LESSER ANTILLES WITHIN THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA THIS EVENING.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH OR 85 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL WEAKENING IS ANTICIPATED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, BUT KIRK IS FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE LESSER ANTILLES AND INTO THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA AS A TROPICAL STORM. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140 MILES (220 KM) FROM THE CENTER.

SEAS ARE FORECAST TO BE LOCALLY ROUGH TO ROUGH AND SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND LOCAL FISHERMEN ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO REMAIN IN PORT TODAY. RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO STAY AWAY FROM COASTAL AREAS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES SHOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AGAINST THESE HAZARDS.

RESIDENTS OF SAINT LUCIA AND THE REST OF THE WINDWARD AND SOUTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS ARE ASKED TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.

REPEATING THE 5:00 A.M. POSITION OF TROPICAL STORM KIRK, LATITUDE 13.5 NORTH, LONGITUDE 58.3 WEST OR 184 MILES OR 297 KM EAST OF SAINT LUCIA AND IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 16 MPH OR 26 KM/H.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AT 8:00 AM TODAY.

WEBSTER GAJADHAR
FORECASTER

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2 comments

  1. watchman on the wall

    ALERT! St. Lucians living in the US, I suggest that you guys return home ASAP or be caught-up in her plagues. The JUDGEMENT of the Lord is here. who can stand in his wrath.

    Take heed!

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  2. Verse of the Day

    September 27

    Esther 4:14

    14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

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