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Posts Tagged ‘2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season’

MARIA Mercilessly Devastates Puerto Rico

Posted by feww on September 21, 2017

Torrential Rains Trigger Severe Flooding Across Puerto Rico 

Hurricane MARIA has completely devastated Puerto Rico, plunging the Caribbean island into complete darkness, as widespread flooding submerge roads and inundate the rickety buildings and decaying infrastructure.

HURRICANE MARIA MOVING AWAY FROM PUERTO RICO BUT TORRENTIAL RAINS CONTINUE – WEATHER CONDITIONS DETERIORATING OVER EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND WILL SOON IN THE TURK AND CAICOS ISLANDS –NHC

Status as of 11:00 PM AST Wed Sep 20
Location: 19.2°N 67.9°W
Moving: NW at 9 mph
Min pressure: 959 mb
Max sustained winds: 110 mph [~ 177 km/h, Cat. 2B hurricane on FEWW New Hurricane Scale]

Models show MARIA could re-intensify into a major hurricane.

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MARIA INTENSIFYING, EXPECTED TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE LATER TODAY –NHC

Posted by feww on September 18, 2017

MARIA Expected to Become a Major Hurricane Late Monday —National Hurricane Center

MARIA CONTINUING TO STRENGTHEN – THE EYE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE LEEWARD ISLANDS LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON OR MONDAY EVENING –NHC

UPDATE: Current Status as of 2:00 PM AST Mon Sep 18
Max sustained: 125 mph [~ 200 km/h, Cat. 3B on FEWW New Hurricane Scale]
Location: 14.9°N, 60.4°W
Moving: WNW at 10 mph
Min pressure: 956 mb

Status as of 8:00 AM AST Mon Sep 18
Max sustained: 110 mph [~ 177 km/h, Cat. 2B on FEWW New Hurricane Scale]
Location: 14.6°N, 59.7°W
Moving: WNW at 12 mph
Min pressure: 967 mb

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