St. John Virgin Islands: TS Ana Update 5:00 AM Sunday 8/16/2009
St. John is now officially under a tropical storm watch as are the rest of the US Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the islands of the northern Lesser Antilles, Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda, St. .Kitts, Nevis, Anguilla, St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius.
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 36 hours.
The 5:00 update from the National Hurricane Center places the center of Tropical Storm Ana about 43 miles south of St. Croix at 5:00 PM on Monday with sustained winds of about 40 mph with higher gusts.
The 5:00 five day forecast from the National Hurricane Center places the center of Tropical Storm Bill about 200 miles north of us early Friday morning as a category three hurricane (winds 111 to 130 mph). Keep in mind that five day forecasts are fairly unreliable, so stay tuned.
Tropical Wave Invest 90
Just so we have something else to worry about an area of disturbed weather with the potential for tropical development is lurking in the Atlantic off the African Coast with computer models predicting a track towards we.