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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, July 16, 2024


Hurricane Isaac continued to strengthen Saturday, but the weather system-upgraded in the early afternoon hours—continued on a path that should keep it well to the northeast of major land areas in the Caribbean.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, hurricane forecaster Miles Lawrence estimated the center near 14.8 degrees north latitude, 34.7 degrees west longitude, about 2,016 miles east-southeast of the Virgin Islands. "Satellite images throughout the day have shown a small eye feature," Lawrence said Saturday evening. He said top winds have increased to 100 miles per hour.
"The forward motion is to the west-northwest at 12 miles per hour, and we expect that motion to continue through Sunday," he said.
"Computer forecast models are in agreement about a slow west-northwest or northwest motion for the next four days," Lawrence said. At the present time, Isaac poses no threat to the Lesser Antilles.
Advisories are being issued by the National Hurricane Center every six hours on Isaac, the ninth named storm to develop so far in the 2000 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30.
The latest Virgin Islands weather forecast can be viewed by clicking on the rainbow icon at the top of the Source menu.

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