WEATHER UPDATE: Tropical Depression expected to become Tropical Storm today


11:00 am position and possible track of Tropical Depression Nine

A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Dominica as tropical depression nine moves closer to the Lesser Antilles.

The depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today, according to the Dominica Met Office.

At 11 am, the center of the depression was located near latitude 15.1 north, longitude 52.8 west or about 565 miles or 910 km east of Dominica.

The depression is moving toward the west near 20 mph or 32 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

On the forecast track, the cyclone should move through the northern section of the island chain beginning early Wednesday and emerge over the Eastern Caribbean Sea by Thursday morning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph or 55 km/h with higher gusts.

Total rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible over the northern Windward Islands to include Dominica. Dangerous sea conditions are also expected during the next 48 hours with swells peaking near 12 feet by tomorrow.

Interests in the islands should closely monitor the progress of this system as it races across the Atlantic. Persons in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to exercise caution.

Additionally, yet another wave located in the far Eastern Atlantic is expected to approach the area by the weekend.

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  1. nika
    August 22, 2012

    another one again

  2. Anonymous
    August 21, 2012

    The storm is definitely coming so DNO is correct storm watching and VF is correct storm warning the same thing. :-? We are going to be hit we are in direct line. We are going to get a great deal of rain! PLEASE EVERYONE READING THIS TAKE NOTE AND STAY SAFE!

  3. m,s,t
    August 21, 2012

    God of the heaven an earth I ask you to watch over that beautiful Island of dominica an keep its people safe I ask in the name of Jesus.

  4. m,s,t
    August 21, 2012

    God of the heaven an earth I ask you to watch over that beautiful of dominica an keep its people safe I ask in the name of jesus

  5. m,s,t
    August 21, 2012

    God of the heaven an earth I ask you watch over that beautiful of dominica an keep its people safe I ask in the name of jesus

    August 21, 2012

    Lord Jesus I pray for your continued protection over our island and the region from those storms and hurricane that we may be safe for I know you can calm them and I ask this in faith through Jesus Christ

  7. vf
    August 21, 2012

    According to the information from National Hurricane Center, we are still under a storm warning not watch as DNO is reporting.

  8. August 21, 2012

    Lord Watch over my Dad. Be safe EVERYONE N stay out of arms way. God will be a shield over his people.

  9. Child of God
    August 21, 2012

    I know the good Lord will guide and protect us from all these storms. Have faith in God my people because he is in control. He has the power to calm the stormy seas and the winds that blow. Just trust in the Lord and he will see us through. GOD BLESS DOMINICA..

  10. nature Girl
    August 21, 2012

    TD 9 looks like it will hit us squarely on our jaw. This tropical storm could do a great deal of damage here in Dominica. Our soil is already waterlogged there is nowhere else for the water to go! There will be mud slides and the rivers will overflow and flood, if any of you live in an area that could be in danger please move out of your homes and stay with a friend or family! DO NOT TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE STORM. Please everyone take no chances and stay indoors. The storm will be with us tomorrow! Stay safe everyone!

  11. Anonymous
    August 21, 2012

    I pray that this storm will die in the sea in Jesus name

  12. alert one
    August 21, 2012

    ….. another one again … lets all pray for dominica

  13. Dominican
    August 21, 2012

    Let us prepare and prepare again.

  14. happy
    August 21, 2012

    Dear Lord,

    Watch over us and protect us.

  15. M™
    August 21, 2012

    Check the following for updated forecast and the projected paths:

  16. Secretary
    August 21, 2012

    God continue to watch over us and keep us safe!

  17. hmmmm
    August 21, 2012

    be safe ppl

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