Tropical Storm Peter Not Expected to Affect Mainland U.S.


MIAMI -- The 16th named storm of the season has formed over the open Atlantic. Peter is expected to bring rain to the Leewards, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico before heading out to sea.

Tropical Storm Peter Advisory Number 2

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162021

500 AM AST Sun Sep 19 2021

...DEPRESSION BECOMES THE SIXTEENTH NAMED STORM OF THE SEASON

OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC...

SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...18.0N 53.5W

ABOUT 630 MI...1015 KM E OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1005 MB...29.68 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in the northern Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands, and

Puerto Rico should monitor the progress of this system.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Peter was

located near latitude 18.0 North, longitude 53.5 West. Peter is

moving toward the northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general

motion is expected to continue this morning. A turn back toward the

west-northwest is forecast to occur by this afternoon, with that

motion continuing into Wednesday. On the forecast track, Peter

is expected to pass well to the north of the northern Leeward

Islands on Monday and Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.

Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or

so, followed by a slow weakening trend by late Monday and on

Tuesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km)

from the center, mainly to the northeast and southeast of the

center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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RAINFALL: The outer bands south of the Tropical Storm Peter could

produce rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches across portions of the

Northern Leeward Islands, including the Virgin Islands, as well as

Puerto Rico late Sunday into Tuesday. This rainfall may lead to

areas of urban and small stream flooding.

SURF: Swells generated by Tropical Storm Peter are expected to

reach the northern Leeward Islands Sunday night and Monday. These

swells could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Please consult products from your local weather office.

Photo: NHC


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