79.3 F
Cruz Bay
Saturday, April 20, 2024
HomeNewsArchivesTropical Depression Six Could Become Florence

Tropical Depression Six Could Become Florence

Sept. 4, 2006 – Tropical Depression Six has winds just 4 mph short of a tropical storm. Forecasters initially thought the depression would be a tropical storm by Monday, the storm has become a bit less organized.
However, National Hurricane Center forecasters think the storm will reach tropical storm strength within the next day or so. They predict it will be a Category 1 hurricane by the weekend.
Meteorologist Ernesto Morales at the National Weather Service in San Juan said Monday it looks like the storm will pass to the northeast of the Virgin Islands sometime Friday or Saturday, but noted, "We still have to follow the system."
Morales said as the forecast currently stands, the storm should produce isolated showers and high seas in the area, and could produce one to two inches of rain across the Virgin Islands.
At the 5 p.m. update, the depression was centered at 16.9 degrees north latitude and 43.8 degrees west longitude. This puts it 1,165 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.
Winds are at 35 mph, with gusts to 45 mph.
It is moving to the northwest at 11 mph.
The barometric pressure stands at 1005 millibars or 29.67 inches.

Back Talk

Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.