….Tropical Depression strengthens into the fourth Tropical Storm of the
At 5:00 pm today the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 10.7
North, longitude 49.1 West, or about 1057 miles southeast of St. Maarten. Dorian is
moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion is expected to
continue tonight. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast on Sunday, and that motion
is expected to continue through Tuesday. On the forecast track, the tropical cyclone is
expected to be near the central Lesser Antilles on Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual
strengthening is forecast during the next few days and Dorian could be near hurricane
strength on Tuesday.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).
Meteorological Department St. Maarten will continue to monitor this system and
keep the public updated accordingly.
A Special Bulletin is issued for weather events that are unusual, cause general inconvenience or public
concern (requiring the attention and action of fire department and police authorities) and cannot
adequately be described in a regular weather forecast.
Tropical Depression has sustained winds less than 38 mph (62 km/h).
Tropical Storm has sustained winds between 39-73 mph (63-118 km/h).
Hurricane has sustained winds more than 74 mph (119 km/h).