Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWCA82 TJSJ 161954
Weather Summary for the U.S. Virgin Islands
National Weather Service San Juan PR
354 PM AST Mon Jan 16 2017
Recent satellite imagery as well as the National weather service
doppler radar showed passing low level clouds and trade wind
showers moving across the coastal waters and parts of the islands
this afternoon. Most of the showers were focused over the waters
around the island of Saint Croix, however no significant rainfall
affected the islands. The showers were fast moving and of short
duration. Afternoon high temperatures were in the low to mid 80s.
Winds were generally from the northeast between 10 to 20 mph with
occasionally higher wind gusts.
Strong surface high pressure exiting the eastern seaboard of the
United States, will continue eastward across the west Atlantic to
maintain moderate east to northeast trade winds across the forecast
area at least through Wednesday. The prevailing trade winds will
continue to transport patches of shallow low level clouds and
occasional showers across the islands at times. Most of these
showers should affect mainly the north and east sections of some
of the islands during the late evening and early morning hours.
This will be followed by a gradual clearing and mostly sunny skies
during the daytime. Rainfall amounts should remain minimal across
the islands due to the rapid movement and short duration any shower
activity. For the rest of the week expect overall pleasant and
seasonal type weather conditions over the land areas.
Hazardous marine conditions will continue through at least mid-
week. Seas between 6 and 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet
are expected to impact mainly the Atlantic waters and local passages.
Small craft advisories remain in effect for most of the coastal
waters. Marine conditions are expected to improve over the next
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