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LENNY MOVES CLOSER TO V.I.

The first evidence of Hurricane Lenny has begun to appear in Puerto Rico where the outer rain bands of the category two storm are spreading across the commonwealth, with weather conditions expected to deteriorate as the day progresses.
Hurricane warnings are in effect for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as Lenny continues its eastward movement and should begin a gradual turn to the northeast later today.
On this track, the hurricane will be heading for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Wednesday. Based on recent projections from the National Hurricane Center, tropical storm winds should arrive in the Virgin Islands by 2 a.m. Wednesday with hurricane conditions becoming apparent a few hours later.
The closest point of approach will be approximately six miles southwest of the Virgin Islands around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The atypical hurricane continues to pack sustained winds of 100 mph and is maintaining an easterly movement at 16 miles an hour. Stronger winds could be experienced in the mountainous areas. The strongest winds will impact the unprotected south and west facing harbors of the region as Hurricane Lenny continues its track through the area.
Of greater concern to hurricane specialists and emergency planners is the vast amount of rainfall associated with this hurricane. Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 inches are associated with the hurricane.
Most of the significant rainfall remains over the open water at the present time but will likely affect portions of Hispanola and Puerto Rico today. In fact, Doppler weather radar indicates bands of heavy squalls already spreading across Puerto Rico.
At 2 p.m. local time, the center of Hurricane Lenny was located near latitude 15.4 north, longitude 69.1 west, or about 300 miles southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
For further information on Hurricane Lenny click on the rainbow icon at the top of the menu or click here.
Watch St. Thomas Source for updates on closings, openings and changes due to Hurricane Lenny.

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The first evidence of Hurricane Lenny has begun to appear in Puerto Rico where the outer rain bands of the category two storm are spreading across the commonwealth, with weather conditions expected to deteriorate as the day progresses.
Hurricane warnings are in effect for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as Lenny continues its eastward movement and should begin a gradual turn to the northeast later today.
On this track, the hurricane will be heading for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Wednesday. Based on recent projections from the National Hurricane Center, tropical storm winds should arrive in the Virgin Islands by 2 a.m. Wednesday with hurricane conditions becoming apparent a few hours later.
The closest point of approach will be approximately six miles southwest of the Virgin Islands around 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The atypical hurricane continues to pack sustained winds of 100 mph and is maintaining an easterly movement at 16 miles an hour. Stronger winds could be experienced in the mountainous areas. The strongest winds will impact the unprotected south and west facing harbors of the region as Hurricane Lenny continues its track through the area.
Of greater concern to hurricane specialists and emergency planners is the vast amount of rainfall associated with this hurricane. Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 inches are associated with the hurricane.
Most of the significant rainfall remains over the open water at the present time but will likely affect portions of Hispanola and Puerto Rico today. In fact, Doppler weather radar indicates bands of heavy squalls already spreading across Puerto Rico.
At 2 p.m. local time, the center of Hurricane Lenny was located near latitude 15.4 north, longitude 69.1 west, or about 300 miles southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
For further information on Hurricane Lenny click on the rainbow icon at the top of the menu or click here.
Watch St. Thomas Source for updates on closings, openings and changes due to Hurricane Lenny.