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TROPICAL STORM HEADED WELL SOUTH OF ST. CROIX

Oct. 8, 2001 – Virgin Islands residents should see intermittent light showers Monday morning, but by the afternoon, the rains are likely to get heavier and the wind is expected to increase to about 20 mph. The wet weather is associated with Tropical Storm Jerry's feeder bands, Ernesto Morales, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in San Juan, said.
He said that Tropical Storm Jerry should pass about 150 miles south of St. Croix on Monday.
As of 5 a.m. Monday, the weather system was centered at 14.1 degrees north latitude and 62.7 degrees west longitude and moving west-northwest at 18 mph. Jerry's sustained wind speed was 50 mph with gusts up to 65 mph, and the minimum pressure was at 1007 millibars.
Tropical Storm Jerry appears to be on a direct course for Jamaica, which on Sunday saw winds of 70 mph blow roofs off some houses as Hurricane Iris passed to the south. By the time it reaches Jamaica, Jerry is projected to have reached hurricane strength.
Morales said a tropical wave now out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean could develop into something stronger, but he expects it will take a northward track and bypass the territory.

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Oct. 8, 2001 - Virgin Islands residents should see intermittent light showers Monday morning, but by the afternoon, the rains are likely to get heavier and the wind is expected to increase to about 20 mph. The wet weather is associated with Tropical Storm Jerry's feeder bands, Ernesto Morales, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in San Juan, said.
He said that Tropical Storm Jerry should pass about 150 miles south of St. Croix on Monday.
As of 5 a.m. Monday, the weather system was centered at 14.1 degrees north latitude and 62.7 degrees west longitude and moving west-northwest at 18 mph. Jerry's sustained wind speed was 50 mph with gusts up to 65 mph, and the minimum pressure was at 1007 millibars.
Tropical Storm Jerry appears to be on a direct course for Jamaica, which on Sunday saw winds of 70 mph blow roofs off some houses as Hurricane Iris passed to the south. By the time it reaches Jamaica, Jerry is projected to have reached hurricane strength.
Morales said a tropical wave now out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean could develop into something stronger, but he expects it will take a northward track and bypass the territory.