…TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL 2AM…
..A SMALL CRAFT/HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN..
DATE ISSUED: Friday, September 20, 2019
TIME ISSUED: 11:30 PM (03:30 UTC)
Location: Lat. 20.5 N, Lon. 62.8 W
About: 170 miles…280 km NNE of St. Maarten
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph…130 km/h
Present Movement: WNW…300 degrees at 16 mph…26 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 993 mb…29.33 inches
DISCUSSION AND 24-HOUR OUTLOOK
Hurricane Jerry is still a Category 1 hurricane, moving further away from St. Maarten.
The possibility of any significant impact from Jerry on St. Maarten have reduced as convection associated with the system moves further north. Seas will remain rough throughout the weekend and showers are still possible from Jerry’s outer bands as it makes its way north of Puerto Rico tonight and Saturday. Residents in areas prone to flooding should remain vigilant.
Maximum sustained winds remain near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts.
Little change in strength is forecast during the next several days and Jerry could remain a hurricane through Monday.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km).
The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor other systems in the Atlantic Basin and keep the public updated.