Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tropical Storm Emily in the Caribbean, Hurricane and Typhoon in Pacific - 2nd Aug 2011

Tropical Storm Emily is located at 15.5° N, 63.5° W with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, gusting to 50 mph

Hurricane Eugene is located at 13.2° N, 106.8° W with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, gusting to 90 mph

Typhoon Muifa is located near 20.6 north 134.1 east. Maximum sustained winds are 130 mph with gusts to 155 mph.

Tropical Storm Emily formed near the island of Dominica in the eastern Caribbean on Monday evening. It is currently racing westward at 17 mph through the eastern Caribbean. Tropical storm warnings have been posted for Dominica, Guadeloupe, Desirade, Les Saintes, Marie Galante, Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra and the Dominican Republic.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, Nevis, Monsterrat, Antigua and Haiti.

Emily is forecast to turn toward the west-northwest and slow down over the next couple of days. That motion should take Emily over Hispaniola during the day Wednesday. Heavy rain falls in and around the northeast Caribbean and its islands through Tuesday night. Puerto Rico should have its worst conditions Tuesday afternoon and night with locally heavy rain and gusty winds.

Hispaniola's weather goes downhill Tuesday night and Wednesday with heavy rain, flooding, land slides and strong winds. Emily is forecast to be a strong tropical storm as it approaches Hispaniola Wednesday.

After crossing Hispaniola Emily should threaten the Bahamas during the late week period. It is too soon to determine if any parts of the continental United States will eventually be affected in any significant way. Source