US National Weather Service: Hurricane Irene Forecast to Pass Just North of Hispaniola

US National Weather Service: Hurricane Irene Forecast to Pass Just North of Hispaniola

22

Published

22 August 2011
Press Release Number:
N/A

The Tropical Storm Warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands has been discontinued. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra. As of 11:00 a.m. EDT the center of Hurricane Irene was located near latitude 19.2 north, longitude 67.5 west, with the storm currently moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph. This motion is expected to continue during the next 24 to 48 hours, with the core of Irene passing just to the north of Hispaniola later today and early Tuesday and reach the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas late Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 80 mph, with higher gusts. Based on the latest model guidance, the official track forecast has been shifted to the east, but still remains slightly west of the model consensus. Although it is too early to be certain, the current guidance lessens the threat to south Florida

>> More

Share this page