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TROPICAL STORM WATCHES DISCONTINUED

Tropical Storm watches were discontinued for the Northern Leeward Islands at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon when the National Hurricane Center downgraded Tropical Depression No. 12 to a strong tropical wave. An Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft flying through the depression
indicated that the depression, which formed Friday evening, no longer has a closed center of circulation, according to hurricane center forecaster Richard Pasch.
Pasch said, "The dissipating center of the depression at 1 p.m. Saturday was located at 16.0 degrees north latitude, 58.0 degrees west longitude or about 230 miles east of the Windward Islands," a little over 550 miles, east southeast of the Virgin Islands.
He anticipated that the depression's remnants will continue moving west at 17 mph hour over the next day or two which will bring at times, tropical storm force winds in squalls over portions of the Leeward Islands and possible across the Virgin Islands Sunday.
However, meteorologist Alan Archer cautioned that the strong tropical wave could regenerate after it crosses into the Leeward Islands as "conditions in that area are more favorable for development." There are little upper level winds to break apart the thunderstorm activity and beyond 60 degrees west longitude, the waters are warmer which tend to support development. The hurricane center has issued its last advisory on the tropical depression unless regeneration occurs.
The latest Virgin Islands weather forecast can be viewed by clicking on the rainbow icon at the top of the Source menu.

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Tropical Storm watches were discontinued for the Northern Leeward Islands at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon when the National Hurricane Center downgraded Tropical Depression No. 12 to a strong tropical wave. An Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft flying through the depression
indicated that the depression, which formed Friday evening, no longer has a closed center of circulation, according to hurricane center forecaster Richard Pasch.
Pasch said, "The dissipating center of the depression at 1 p.m. Saturday was located at 16.0 degrees north latitude, 58.0 degrees west longitude or about 230 miles east of the Windward Islands," a little over 550 miles, east southeast of the Virgin Islands.
He anticipated that the depression's remnants will continue moving west at 17 mph hour over the next day or two which will bring at times, tropical storm force winds in squalls over portions of the Leeward Islands and possible across the Virgin Islands Sunday.
However, meteorologist Alan Archer cautioned that the strong tropical wave could regenerate after it crosses into the Leeward Islands as "conditions in that area are more favorable for development." There are little upper level winds to break apart the thunderstorm activity and beyond 60 degrees west longitude, the waters are warmer which tend to support development. The hurricane center has issued its last advisory on the tropical depression unless regeneration occurs.
The latest Virgin Islands weather forecast can be viewed by clicking on the rainbow icon at the top of the Source menu.