Tropical Storm Maria forms – Tropical Storm watch in effect for Saint Lucia

Newly formed tropical storm Maria poses a threat to the Leeward islands, the NHC says.

At 5:00PM today, (Saturday, September 16), the center of Tropical Storm Maria was located near latitude 12.3 North, longitude 52.6 West.

Maria is moving toward the west near 20 mph (31 km/h). A slower west-northwest motion is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Maria is expected to approach the Leeward Islands on Monday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.

tropical storm maria - atlantic 2017 satellite viewAdditional strengthening is expected and Maria is forecast to become hurricane when it approaches the Leeward Islands early next week.

The AccuWeather website advised that some of the islands that were largely spared from Irma’s wrath may take a direct hit from the storm, including Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.

A hurricane watch is in effect for:

  • Antigua
  • Barbuda
  • St. Kitts
  • Nevis
  • Montserrat

A tropical storm watch is in effect for:

  • St. Lucia
  • Martinique
  • Guadeloupe
  • Dominica
  • Barbados
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines

16 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 at 5:13 pm Reply

    Another one again!!! Poor jab for the people of the Leeward Islands.

  2. 666 - No Political Affiliation
    September 16, 2017 at 5:28 pm Reply

    Is HAARP going to tinker with this one like they did with Irma? Will they create conditions to steer her as well?

    1. The guy
      September 17, 2017 at 2:48 pm Reply

      Do you have any proof to backup your statements? I am not talking about youtube videos..

  3. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 at 5:41 pm Reply

    god protect us all and our countries cover the Lee wards island and the rest of the other countries

  4. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 at 5:53 pm Reply

    Hahaha..now is God protect. when God speaks we dont Obey his command. and after he protect then what eh?.we go back too ous selfishl ways eh..and start talking again.go God go.do your thing you are in control. Yes lord

  5. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 at 5:58 pm Reply

    Hahaha oh now is God protect. .when God speaks we dont follow his Command. now is God protect. and after he protect then What eh.we are going back to our selfish ways.eh.Go God go you are inControl.hahaha..the earth is the Lords and the fullness there of and all that is in it.Amen

    1. Anon
      September 16, 2017 at 9:40 pm Reply

      It is ungodly to mock anyone who calls upon God. Let God judge them.

    2. Choops
      September 16, 2017 at 10:02 pm Reply

      Pay toobodaw. Gajee

  6. Anonymous
    September 16, 2017 at 6:25 pm Reply

    We are focus on the leeward Islands. We are not out of danger as yet

  7. Eugene Willy
    September 16, 2017 at 9:55 pm Reply

    It is very disrespectful to mock at people who call on God at wherever situation or circumstance. It is call self- righteousness what that means is the mokers believe they’re better and with no sin or wrong. Don’t be fooled All have sinned and come short of God’s Glory. We are all in this so the best thing we can do is apply 2 Chronicles 7:14 to ourlives and let God take it from there.

    1. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
      September 17, 2017 at 12:38 am Reply

      If you truly knew your bible, you would know that you should not call on God when you’re in trouble.
      The ones you need to call are the Cherubim and Seraphim angels, their job is to help Mankind and they are very eager to do so. They also get promoted within the ranks whenever they help someone, so to speak. Now you know!

    2. Anonymous
      September 17, 2017 at 4:43 am Reply

      Very Well Said..
      I can’t believe this person is making a mockery out of that..

  8. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 8:18 am Reply

    We should kill the scientist in HAARP. Sigh

  9. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 10:59 am Reply

    Eugene Willy…which day’s of the week did you attend School idiot eh?if you hag go on week day’s you would have seen in my statement..i said We..so go back and read ..Or have your mother read it to you..cause clearly you do not understand. What you read..so dont show off yourself. .yes i said it..all you all do is bash at each other especially when someone get kill by gun..and now you asking God to protect..do you realy know who God is..do you know about him.and do you know what he expects of us?Seriously. .you know God as some of you all hear about hurricane.and after he protects..then What Eugene?

  10. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 11:11 am Reply

    Annon..is that all you know about God..hey heyyy..boy go wash your feet and stop belittling each other.especially when one get killed..fool

  11. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 11:32 am Reply

    Hi five 666..you did it again you have to be some high profile person.i always look for you and Vibz Comments cause seems like you (2) are the most sensible people..your mother did not waste her time.can tell you that..

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