Sunday, May 28, 2023

Tropical Storm Fiona formed in the Atlantic

MIAMI – Tropical Storm Fiona, which officially formed as the season’s sixth named system on Atlantic Wednesday night, prompted watches in parts of the Leeward Islands.

According to Thursday’s bulletin from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) at 1 a.m. ET, Tropical Storm Fiona was located about 625 miles east of Leeward Island with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, while 14 miles to the west-northwest. was running at an hourly rate.

Fiona is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with a maximum total of 8 inches over the northern Leeward Islands, the British and US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola. These rains can cause different landslides in different areas as well as different flashes and urban flooding.

Notices, watches and warnings are in place

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:

  • Saba and Sint Eustatius
  • san martin
  • Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat and Anguilla

The NHC advises residents of the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola to monitor the progress of the system, as an extra-tropical storm watch or warning will be issued for parts of those areas on Thursday.

The Dutch government has issued a tropical storm watch for Sabah and Sint Eustatius. The Government of Saint Maarten has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Saint Maarten. The government of Antigua has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda, Saint Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla Island.

This is how the weather is going in the Atlantic

The 2022 hurricane season has been relatively calm, with no systems for several weeks and no major damage from what has happened.

Hurricane Earl, which reached Category 2 in the middle of the Atlantic, caused about 40 deaths in various states in Mexico; Danielle became the first Atlantic hurricane of the season.

Prior to that, the current Atlantic hurricane season, which began on June 1, saw the formation of hurricanes Alex, Bonnie, and Colin.

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