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Hurricane Tammy Poses Threats Despite Distance from U.S. Virgin Islands

  • Staff Consortium
  • October 22, 2023

As per the current forecast trajectory, Hurricane Tammy, is tracking well east-northeast of both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands by Sunday. Though uncertainties remain about Tammy's exact path, there's potential for the system to linger north of the local islands into the early parts of next week. Even with the expected distance between Tammy and the islands, the hurricane's moisture field, encompassing its outer and feeding bands, is projected to impact parts of the local waters and the islands in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Additionally, swells created by Tammy could lead to treacherous marine and surf zone conditions. Potential Threats: Rains: The region is set to experience storm-total rainfall estimates between 2-4 inches, possibly even higher in isolated areas. This rainfall, which would arise from scattered to numerous showers and occasional thunderstorms, might cause isolated flash and urban flooding. There...