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The Virgin Islands Now Under a Storm Warning

Sept. 13, 2004 – The U.S. Virgin Islands went on a tropical storm warning and the British Virgin Islands on a tropical storm watch at 5 p.m. Monday. The National Weather Service expects Tropical Depression 11 to become a tropical storm on Tuesday.
Tropical Depression 11 formed late Monday afternoon. If it does become a tropical storm, its name will be Jeanne.
"This system developed rapidly, and we think there are indications it is becoming better organized," said Todd Kimberlain, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in San Juan.
He said the center is expected to pass right through the Virgin Islands.
Kimberlain said the territory should expect gusty winds approaching tropical storm force strength and heavy rain that should reach three to six inches.
As of 8 p.m. Monday, Tropical Depression 11 was centered at 16 degrees north latitude and 60.8 degrees west. This puts it close to Guadeloupe.
Winds had reached 30 mph. The barometric pressure stands at 1010 millibars or 29.81 inches.
The storm was moving west-northwest at 12 mph.
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