Tropical Storm Philippe Strengthens Slightly, Turns Westward

Tropical Storm Philippe Satellite image

Tropical Storm Philippe has strengthened slightly to 45 kt max winds as it moves west at 8 kts.





The intensity forecast is somewhat uncertain so it is possible Philippe could maintain its tropical cyclone status as it reaches the northern Leeward Islands.

Risk for Tropical Storm Force winds (34 kt/39 mph)

The official track forecast has been shifted southward in 3-5 days which likely would bring the effects of Philippe to the northern Leeward Islands, the U.S and British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico with heavy rain and gusty winds.


Heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches of rain is likely across the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and eastern Puerto Rico Friday through Monday. Across western Puerto Rico, 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected. Heavy rainfall from Philippe may produce isolated urban and small stream flooding impacts.

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About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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