Latest Updates on Kirk, Leslie, Atlantic Hurricane Season

Posted September 27, 2018

Kirk pushed westward in the eastern Atlantic as a tropical storm before weakening to a tropical depression on Sunday night.

The NHC said there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect as the region continues to monitor a busy 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season that has already registered five hurricanes so far.

The Ministry in a statement on Sunday said Trinidad and Tobago now falls within the forecast cone of the Tropical Storm, which has moved the Disaster Management Units (DMUs) to begin preparations in the event that it reaches our shores later this week.

Leslie has weakened to a Subtropical Depression and it is the only named system in the Atlantic, since Kirk has dissipated.

For Kirk, tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles to the north of the center.

The agency said that the storm could possible re-develop into a tropical storm or depression in the coming days as it approaches the Caribbean Sea.

A third disturbance is a few hundred miles southeast of the Carolinas, moving west to northwest.

This alert is provided by Tropical Storm Risk (TSR).

Kirk is about 835 miles west-southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands and moving rapidly around 25 mph.

Kirk has degenerated and dissipated, Leslie is expected to merge with another front by mid-week, and the southeastern coast of the U.S. could get another soaker.

About 6,000 to 8,000 people are being told they should prepare to evacuate because of anticipated flooding from rivers in a coastal SC county. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour (65 kph) with higher gusts. As of the 11 AM advisory, the NHC is giving this area of low pressure a 30% chance of development in the next two days and a 40% chance of development in the next four days.

Meanwhile, a new storm, Leslie, has formed. The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a 20% chance of development over the next 2 days, but a 40% chance of development over the next 5 days.

The Penderlea Fire Department posted similar photos and video of firefighters using a hose to wash the fish off the pavement.