8.00am Update of TS Ernesto

8am Update on Tropical Storm Ernesto

Erensto 8am 8.5.12

Tropical Storm Ernesto Forecast Track

Published: August 05, 2012

Location… 15.0n 76.0w

About 215 Miles SSE Of Kingston Jamaica

About 480 Miles East Of Cabo Gracias A Dios On Nic/Hon Border

Maximum Sustained Winds… 50 Mph

Present Movement… West Or 270 Degrees At 22 Mph

Minimum Central Pressure… 1006 Mb… 29.71 Inches


A Tropical Storm Warning Is In Effect For Jamaica

A Tropical Storm Watch Is In Effect For The Coast Of Honduras From The Honduras/Nicaragua Border Westward To Punta Castilla

Interests In The Cayman Islands… Belize… And The Yucatan Peninsula Of Mexico Should Monitor The Progress Of Ernesto.


At 800 Am EDT… The Center Of Tropical Storm Ernesto Was Located Near Latitude 15.0 North… Longitude 76.0 West.  Ernesto Is Moving Toward The West Near 22 Mph And This Motion IsExpected To Continue Today And Tonight With A Decrease In ForwardSpeed. A Turn Toward The West-Northwest Is Expected By Late Monday Or Monday Night.  On The Forecast Track The Center Of Ernesto Is Expected To Pass South Of Jamaica Today And Move North Of The Northeastern Coast Of Honduras Late Monday And Monday Night.

Maximum Sustained Winds Are Near 50 Mph With Higher Gusts.  Some Slow Strengthening Is Possible During The Next 48Hours.

Tropical Storm Force Winds Extend Outward Up To 125 Miles From The Center.

Based On Reports From Noaa Data Buoy 42058…The Estimated Minimum Central Pressure Is 1006 Mb… 29.71 Inches.

Tropical Storm Conditions Are Expected In Jamaica By This Afternoon.  Tropical Storm Conditions Are Possible In The Watch Area Along The Coast Of Honduras By Late Monday. Some Squalls Will Continue To Affect The South Coast Of Hispaniola Today.

Rainfall Accumulations Of 3 To 6 Inches… With Isolated Higher Amounts… Can Be Expected In Jamaica As Ernesto Moves By The Island. Showers And Thunderstorms… Occasionally Heavy… Are Possible Over The Dominican Republic And Haiti.

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