Chantal: Tropical Storm May Visit

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — If you want hurricane hype, watch local TV. If you just want the facts, keep checking in here with BocaNewsNow.com. As of the 2p advisory today, the only thing that's clear with Tropical Storm Chantal is that no one really has any idea what it's going to do at the end if the week. The cone has it heading our way yet staying off shore.

As of 2p:

 

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TROPICAL STORM CHANTAL INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 7A

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL032013

200 PM AST TUE JUL 09 2013

...A LITTLE STRONGER CHANTAL MOVING RAPIDLY AWAY FROM THE LESSER

ANTILLES AND INTO THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA...

SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST...1800 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...14.8N 62.7W

ABOUT 335 MI...540 KM SE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 29 MPH...46 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE GOVERNMENT OF ST. LUCIA HAS DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM

WARNING FOR THAT ISLAND.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...

* BARAHONA TO SAMANA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...

* DOMINICA

* MARTINIQUE

* GUADELOUPE

* PUERTO RICO

* ENTIRE COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

* NORTH COAST OF HAITI FROM LE MOLE ST. NICHOLAS EASTWARD

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...

* U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

* VIEQUES AND CULEBRA

* HAITI FROM LE MOLE ST. NICHOLAS SOUTHWARD TO THE BORDER WITH THE

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

* TURKS AND CAICOS

* SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS

INTERESTS IN THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS SHOULD

MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF CHANTAL.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED

STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE

MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE

THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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AT 200 PM AST...1800 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CHANTAL WAS

LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 62.7 WEST. CHANTAL IS

MOVING RAPIDLY TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 29 MPH...46 KM/H...

AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE

OF DAYS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF CHANTAL WILL MOVE

AWAY FROM THE LESSER ANTILLES LATER TODAY...AND CONTINUE OVER THE

EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. CHANTAL IS

EXPECTED TO BE NEAR OR OVER THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ON WEDNESDAY.

DATA FROM A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE AND OBSERVATIONS FROM MARTINIQUE

INDICATE THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 65

MPH...100 KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THESE WINDS ARE CONFINED TO A

SMALL AREA TO THE EAST THE CENTER. SOME SLIGHT INCREASE IN STRENGTH

IS POSSIBLE BEFORE CHANTAL MOVES OVER HISPANIOLA.

TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES...150 KM

TO THE NORTHEAST OF THE CENTER.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY SUBSIDE

OVER PORTIONS OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS THIS AFTERNOON. TROPICAL

STORM CONDITIONS SHOULD REACH PUERTO RICO TONIGHT OR EARLY

WEDNESDAY...AND REACH THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE DOMINICAN

REPUBLIC BY WEDNESDAY MORNING. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE

POSSIBLE IN HAITI BY LATE WEDNESDAY.

STORM SURGE...A STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS

1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IN THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...

WINDWARD ISLANDS...AND PUERTO RICO. A STORM SURGE WILL ALSO RAISE

WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 2 TO 4 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS

ALONG THE SOUTHERN COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND 1 TO 3 FEET

ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ALONG THE ENTIRE NORTHERN COAST OF

HISPANIOLA. THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY DANGEROUS WAVES.

RAINFALL...CHANTAL IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF

2 TO 4 INCHES OVER THE LEEWARD AND WINDWARD ISLANDS. 3 TO 6 INCHES

ARE EXPECTED OVER PUERTO RICO...THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND

PORTIONS OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI...WITH MAXIMUM AMOUNTS

OF 8 INCHES POSSIBLE.

NEXT ADVISORY

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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 PM AST.

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FORECASTER AVILA


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