Tropical Depression 13 Now Upgraded to Tropical Storm Laura

August 21, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA, Fla. – CLICK HERE FOR UPDATE. The National Weather Service upgraded Tropical Depression 13 to Tropical Storm Laura.

NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Tropical Depression Thirteen has strengthened and is now Tropical Storm Laura with maximum sustained winds of around 45 mph (75 km/h). The aircraft also found that the center of Laura is located south of the previously estimated position. These changes will be reflected in the track and intensity forecasts with the upcoming advisory that will be issued at 1100 AM and we will update our readers immediately.

Currently, a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for-

  • The southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Saba and St. Eustatius
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Martin and St. Barthelemy
  • Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Anguilla

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Interests elsewhere in the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin
Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic should monitor
the progress of this system, as additional tropical storm watches
or warnings will likely be required for portions of those areas
later today. Interests in Cuba and the remainder of the Bahamas
should also monitor the progress of this system.

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