NHC/NOAA 11PM Update – The government of Barbados has issued a Hurricane Watch for Barbados

11PM BULLETIN
Tropical Storm Gonzalo Advisory Number 6
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL072020
1100 PM AST Wed Jul 22 2020
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov
 
GONZALO A LITTLE STRONGER AND HEADING DUE WEST EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY THURSDAY.
 
HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR BARBADOS…
 
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…9.9N 45.9W
ABOUT 1045 MI…1685 KM E OF THE SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…998 MB…29.47 INCHES
 
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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The government of Barbados has issued a Hurricane Watch for Barbados.
 
Interests in the Windward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.

Learn more here

 
DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
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At 1100 PM AST (0300 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 9.9 North, longitude 45.9 West. Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 12 mph (19 km/h). A general westward motion at a faster forward speed is expected during the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Gonzalo would approach the Windward Islands late Friday and Saturday.
 
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Further strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Gonzalo is expected to become a hurricane on Thursday.
 
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.
 
The estimated minimum central pressure is 998 mb (29.47 inches).

 

Satellite imagery from nhc.noaa.gov at 11pm – July 22nd, 2020

 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.
 
Key messages for Gonzalo can be found in the Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT2 and WMO header WTNT42 KNHC.
 
NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM AST.
Next complete advisory at 500 AM AST.
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