Tropical Storm, Fiona, Not Likely To Take On The Strength Of A HurricaneSeptember 2nd, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The National Hurricane Center (NHC), headquartered in Miami, had asserted on Monday that the tropical storm named Fiona had constructed itself in the Atlantic Ocean following Hurricane Earl, which was pounding the northeastern region of the Caribbean. Fiona was created east of the Leeward Islands in the afternoon on Monday and predictors had then divulged that a tropical storm watch may be necessary later in the day. The storm, Fiona, possessed winds of 65 kph on Monday and was approximately 890 miles east of the Leeward Islands.
Inhabitants of the Leeward Islands were making preparations on Tuesday in anticipation of the movement of Fiona that was progressing swiftly towards the series of islands in the Eastern Caribbean.
At 8 am on Tuesday, Fiona was situated 500 miles east of the Leeward Islands and the NHC had articulated that the tropical storm caveats had already been discharged for St Martin and St Barthelemy. The NHC voiced on Tuesday that a tropical storm watch was in force for Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat along with St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, St Maarten, Saba and St Eustatius.
The NHC on Tuesday vocalized that curiosity elsewhere in the northern Leeward Islands should keep an eye on the development of Fiona. Added scrutiny or caveats may be mandatory for a segment of this zone later on Tuesday.
The NHC remarked on Tuesday that Fiona possesses winds of 65 kph and was located in close proximity to latitude 15.8 north and longitude 54.4 west. Fiona on Tuesday was traveling in the direction of the west-northwest. The NHC had observed that a steady turn towards the northwest and a diminishment in forward velocity was likely during the next 48 hours. On the trace of approximation, the NHC had stated on Tuesday that the heart of Fiona is estimated to go by the northeast of the northern Leeward Islands early on Wednesday.
The NHC also released a caveat that some unhurried amplification is probable during the next two days as the storm voyages across the region and that tropical storm setting could stretch over fractions of the northern Leeward Islands in the early hours of Wednesday.
On Thursday, at 4:00 am, the NHC vocalized that the heart of Fiona was positioned approximately 1080 kilometers south of Bermuda. Fiona is approaching the northwest near 28 km/h. This general movement with dwindling in forward momentum is probable today. Utmost continued winds are in close proximity to 85 km/h, with superior squalls.
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