Hurricane Local Statement
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TROPICAL STORM BERTHA LOCAL STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
522 AM AST FRI AUG 1 2014

...TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ISSUED FOR PUERTO RICO AND U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS...

.NEW INFORMATION...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS NOW BEEN ISSUED.

.AREAS AFFECTED...
THIS LOCAL STATEMENT PROVIDES IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND
RECOMMENDED ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE AND MARINE INTERESTS IN SELECT
LOCATIONS AND COASTAL WATERS OF PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS COASTAL WATERS.

.WATCHES/WARNINGS...
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING
LOCATIONS...SAN JUAN AND VICINITY...NORTHEAST...SOUTHEAST...
EASTERN INTERIOR...NORTH CENTRAL...CENTRAL INTERIOR...PONCE AND
VICINITY...NORTHWEST...WESTERN INTERIOR...MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY...
SOUTHWEST...CULEBRA...VIEQUES...ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN/ADJACENT
ISLANDS AND ST CROIX.

FOR MARINE INTERESTS...A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR
ALL OF PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS COASTAL WATERS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE NEXT 36 HOURS SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE SPECIFIED
AREAS.

ALL PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREAS SHOULD ALREADY HAVE
PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.

.STORM INFORMATION...
AT 5 AM AST...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 13.0N...LONGITUDE 57.0W. THIS WAS ABOUT 720 MILES
EAST-SOUTHEAST OF PONCE PR...OR ABOUT 610 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF
SAINT CROIX VI. STORM MOTION WAS WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 20 MPH.
STORM INTENSITY WAS 45 MPH.

.SITUATION OVERVIEW...
TROPICAL STORM BERTHA IS EXPECTED TO MOVE WEST NORTHWESTWARD
AROUND 20 MPH DURING THE NEXT TWO DAYS PASSING SOUTH OF PONCE
LATE SATURDAY. RAINS WILL OVERSPREAD THE VIRGIN ISLANDS LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT AND REACH EASTERN PUERTO RICO AROUND DAYBREAK
SATURDAY. RAIN HEAVY AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING. 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN ARE EXPECTED WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE CAYEY AND
LUQUILLO MOUNTAIN RANGES. GUSTS TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE CAN ALSO
BE EXPECTED ESPECIALLY IN SQUALLS AND RAIN BANDS. ISOLATED
TORNADOES WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON OVER SOUTHEAST
PUERTO RICO...VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS ONCE
THE WINDS SHIFT TO THE SOUTHEAST.

.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR THOSE UNDER A WATCH OR WARNING...NOW IS THE TIME TO INITIATE
PREPARATIONS ACCORDING TO YOUR HURRICANE DISASTER PLAN SPECIFIC TO
YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO ACTIVELY LISTEN FOR FORTHCOMING INFORMATION
FROM YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AND EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

MARINERS ARE URGED TO MAKE ALL NECESSARY PREPARATIONS TO RETURN
TO PORT...SEEK SAFE HARBOR...AND SECURE THEIR CRAFT. NOW IS THE
TIME TO INITIATE PREPARATIONS ACCORDING TO YOUR EMERGENCY PLAN
FOR TROPICAL SYSTEMS. MONITOR WEATHER BROADCASTS FOR CHANGES TO
THE LATEST FORECAST AND LISTEN FOR FURTHER STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL
OFFICIALS.

&&

.NEXT UPDATE...
THE NEXT LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE AROUND 930 AM AST...OR SOONER IF CONDITIONS WARRANT.

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SAN JUAN AND VICINITY-NORTHEAST-SOUTHEAST-EASTERN INTERIOR-
NORTH CENTRAL-CENTRAL INTERIOR-PONCE AND VICINITY-NORTHWEST-
WESTERN INTERIOR-MAYAGUEZ AND VICINITY-SOUTHWEST-CULEBRA-VIEQUES-
ST. THOMAS/ST. JOHN/ADJACENT ISLANDS-ST CROIX-
522 AM AST FRI AUG 1 2014

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...

...PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE CONDITIONS...
THE HIGHEST PROBABILITIES OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE
OVER SOUTH CENTRAL PUERTO RICO IN THE VICINITY OF PONCE AND ARE
NEAR 50 PERCENT.

$$

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ATLC WATERS OF PUERTO RICO AND USVI FROM 10NM TO 19.5N-
COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM-
COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHERN USVI AND CULEBRA OUT 10 NM-
ANEGADA PASSAGE SOUTHWARD TO 17N-
COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN USVI VIEQUES AND EASTERN PUERTO RICO
OUT 10 NM-CARIBBEAN WATERS OF PUERTO RICO FROM 10 NM TO 17N-
COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM-
MONA PASSAGE SOUTHWARD TO 17N-
COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM-
COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM-
522 AM AST FRI AUG 1 2014

...TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT...

...PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE CONDITIONS...
THE HIGHEST PROBABILITIES OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE
OVER THE CARIBBEAN COASTAL WATERS AND ARE BETWEEN 50 TO 55
PERCENT.

...WINDS AND SEAS...
AS TROPICAL STORM BERTHA MOVES CLOSER...THE THREAT FOR SUSTAINED
HIGH WINDS IS LIKELY TO INCREASE. GUSTS TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE
ARE EXPECTED ESPECIALLY IN SQUALLS AND IN RAIN BANDS. SEAS 9 TO
11 FEET ARE EXPECTED.

$$








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