TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION STATEMENT

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TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION STATEMENT
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
11:45 AM ECT THU SEP 30 2021

 
...MAJOR HURRICANE SAM MOVING OUT OF THE AREA...

THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES (ABMS) CONTINUES TO FOLLOW THE PROGRESS OF MAJOR HURRICANE SAM. THE HURRICANE IS NOW MOVING OUT OF THE AREA.  

AT THE REASONABLE WORST-CASE SCENARIO, THERE IS NO POTENTIAL FOR STORM-FORCE WINDS REACHING THE ISLANDS FROM SAM. HENCE, THE CYCLONE POSES NO THREAT TO ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, THE REST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. ALSO, THE SYSTEM POSES NO THREAT TO THE REST OF THE CARIBBEAN.

AT 11 AM ECT OR 1500 UTC, MAJOR HURRICANE SAM WAS CENTRE OVER 370 MILES NORT-NORTHHEAST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS MOVING NORTHWEST AT AROUND 13 MPH.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 145 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SAM IS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE. SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

ON ITS FORECAST TRACK, THE SYSTEM WILL BE OUT OF THE AREA BY TOMORROW. NOTWITHSTANDING, SWELLS PROPAGATED BY SAM HAVE TRIGGERED HIGH SURF ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS.

THIS IS THE LAST FORMAL INFORMATION STATEMENT ON HURRICANE SAM.

RESIDENTS SHOULD  STAY PREPARED FOR THE REST OF THE HURRICANE SEASON AND KEEP FOLLOWING the ABMS via antiguamet.com, hotline: 463-4638, facebook.com/abmetservice and twitter.com/abmetservice. Also, stay tuned to ABS TV and RADIO along with other media platforms for WEATHER NEWS.

FORECASTER DALE DESTIN