Monday 30 November, 2020

TS Gonzalo Update: Hurricane Watch ended for two islands

Barbados and SVG only have Tropical Storm Warnings in effect now. (Graphic credit: US NHC)

Barbados and SVG only have Tropical Storm Warnings in effect now. (Graphic credit: US NHC)

Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines are no longer under Hurricane Watch.

The hurricane hunter dispatched to investigate Tropical Storm Gonzalo is not back as yet, however, there is preliminary data that indicates that maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts.

This is a decline from maximum winds of 50 mph at 11 am (July 24).

As of 2 pm, the US National Hurricane Centre stated the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft near latitude 9.9 North, longitude 54.8 West.

Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 18 mph (30 km/h). A general westward to west-northwestward motion is expected during the next couple of days.

On the forecast track, the center of Gonzalo will approach the southern Windward Islands tonight and then move across the islands on Saturday and over the eastern Caribbean Sea on Sunday.

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

The government of Barbados has cancelled the Hurricane Watch for
Barbados and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNING IN EFFECT...

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Barbados
* St Vincent and the Grenadines
* St Lucia

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Tobago
* Grenada and its dependencies

SUMMARY OF 2 PM AST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...9.9N 54.8W
ABOUT 445 MI...715 KM E OF THE SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.76 INCHES

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