Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, about 485 miles east-southeast of Barbados. Don is the fourth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Below is the latest information on Tropical Storm Don from the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Don Advisory Number 5
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052017
500 PM AST Tue Jul 18 2017
…BANDS OF HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS SPREADING ACROSS THE
SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 120 MI…190 KM ESE OF GRENADA
ABOUT 135 MI…220 KM SE OF ST. VINCENT
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 22 MPH…35 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1010 MB…29.83 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
Interests in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, and Curacao should monitor
the progress of Don.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Don was
located near latitude 11.7 North, longitude 60.0 West. Don is moving
toward the west near 22 mph (35 km/h). This general motion is
expected through Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of
Don will move across the Windward Islands this evening, and then
move westward across the southeastern Caribbean Sea late tonight
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.
Little change in strength is forecast during the next 24 hours.
The system is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure
tonight or Wednesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 mb (29.83 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to spread across the
Windward Islands within the warning area tonight. Tropical storm
conditions are possible in the watch area by early Wednesday.
RAINFALL: Don is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
3 to 6 inches, with isolated higher amounts across Barbados,
Trinidad and Tobago, and the southern Windward Islands through
Wednesday. These rains could produce life-threatening flash floods
and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas.