5AM UPDATE | DEPRESSION BECOMES TROPICAL STORM ELSA
Tropical Storm Elsa Advisory Number 3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052021
500 AM AST Thu Jul 01 2021
…DEPRESSION BECOMES TROPICAL STORM ELSA…
SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 865 MI…1390 KM ESE OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 25 MPH…41 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1006 MB…29.71 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Meteorological Service of Barbados has issued a Tropical
Storm Warning for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* St. Lucia
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, in this case within 36 hours.
Interests elsewhere in the Windward Islands, Leeward Islands, the
Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti
should monitor the progress of this system. Additional watches and
warnings will likely be required later today.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was
located near latitude 9.4 North, longitude 48.8 West. Elsa is
moving toward the west near 25 mph (41 km/h). An even faster
motion to the west-northwest is expected over the next 24 to 36
hours. On the forecast track, the system will pass near or over
portions of the Windward Islands or the southern Leeward Islands on
Friday, move into the eastern Caribbean Sea late Friday and Friday
night, and move near the southern coast of Hispaniola on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph (65 km/h)
with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast
during the next couple of days.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km)
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Key messages for Tropical Storm Elsa can be found in the Tropical
Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT5, WMO header WTNT45
KNHC and on the web at
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected in portions of the
Windward and southern Leeward Islands within the warning areas
on Friday. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch
areas on Friday.
RAINFALL: Elsa is expected to produce rainfall totals of 3 to 6
inches with maximum totals of 8 inches on Friday across the Windward
and southern Leeward Islands, including Barbados. This rain may
lead to isolated flash flooding and mudslides.
Next intermediate advisory at 800 AM AST.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM AST.