Tropical Depression Karen Public Advisory

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Tropical Depression Karen Intermediate Advisory Number 7A
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL122019
800 PM AST Mon Sep 23 2019

...DISORGANIZED KAREN EXPECTED TO BRING HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY
WINDS TO PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ON TUESDAY...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM AST...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.8N 65.7W
ABOUT 145 MI...230 KM SSW OF ST. CROIX
ABOUT 180 MI...290 KM S OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 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...
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra
* British Virgin Islands

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.

Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles should monitor the
progress of Karen.

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 of the United States, please monitor products issued by
your national meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Karen
was located near latitude 15.8 North, longitude 65.7 West.  The
depression is moving toward the north-northwest near 13 mph (20
km/h).  A turn toward the north is expected by early Tuesday, and a
northward to north-northeastward motion should continue through
Wednesday night.  On the forecast track, the center of Karen will
pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Tuesday
morning and then move over the western Atlantic Tuesday night and
Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48
hours.

The estimated minimum central pressure based on data from the Air
Force Hurricane Hunters is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
Rainfall: Karen is expected to produce the following rainfall
accumulations through Wednesday:

Northern Windward Islands...Additional 1 to 2 inches, isolated storm
totals 3 inches.

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands...2 to 4 inches, isolated 8
inches.

Leeward Islands...1 to 3 inches, isolated 5 inches.

These rains may cause flash flooding and mudslides, especially in
mountainous areas.

WIND:  Tropical storm force winds, especially in gusts, are expected
in the warning area by early Tuesday.  Winds could be higher on the
windward sides of hills and mountains.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 1100 PM AST.

$$
Forecaster Cangialosi




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