ELSA STRENGTHENS TO A HURRICANE…
Surface observations from Barbados indicate that Elsa’s maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph, and the cyclone is now a hurricane.
A special advisory will be issued within the hour in place of the normal intermediate advisory.
The Meteorological Service of Barbados has issued Hurricane Warning for Barbados, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines.
The Meteorological Service of St. Lucia has issued a Hurricane Warning for St. Lucia.
The Meteorological Service of Barbados reported a sustained wind of 74 mph and a gust to 86 mph.
SUMMARY OF 745 AM AST…1145 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 20 MI…30 KM WSW OF BARBADOS
ABOUT 95 MI…155 KM E OF ST. VINCENT
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 28 MPH…44 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…995 MB…29.38 INCHES