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AWCA82 TJSJ 192003
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Weather Summary for the U.S. Virgin Islands
National Weather Service San Juan PR
402 PM AST Tue Sep 19 2017

...Hurricane warning is in effect for the U.S. Virgin Islands...

Outer rain bands of hurricane Maria affected the U.S. Virgin Islands
throughout the day, bringing occasional showers and tropical storm
force wind gusts to the islands. However the inner core of Hurricane
Irma will be drawing close, especially to St. Croix, through the
evening and overnight hours. Hurricane force winds should arrive
between 7pm and 8pm at St. Croix, lasting through 7am to 8am
Wednesday morning. And the strongest winds are expected between
roughly midnight and 4am tonight, with category 5 winds expected in
St. Croix. Additionally, due to the potential for heavy rains over
the next several days a flash flood watch is in effect today through
Friday afternoon. Remember if you see flooded roadways turn around
don`t drown.

Category 5 hurricane Maria, is still expected to approach the U.S.
Virgin Islands late this afternoon and evening. Interests in the
U.S. Virgin Islands should closely monitor the progress of this
system and refer to the latest bulletins and advisories issued by
the National Weather Service WFO San Juan and the National Hurricane
Center.

Across the coastal waters, seas of 8 to 10 ft were observed this
afternoon with occasional tropical storm force winds. However a
rapid deterioration in marine conditions all along all coastal
waters is expected this afternon and evening as winds increase to
hurricane force. Seas should rise to 12 to 14 feet tonight,
increasing to 20 to 22 ft by Wednesday afternoon.

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