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Tropical Depression Nine Advisory Number 2

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092022

1100 AM EDT Fri Sep 23 2022

...DEPRESSION EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN OVER THE CARIBBEAN SEA...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...14.2N 70.1W

ABOUT 515 MI...830 KM ESE OF KINGSTON JAMAICA

ABOUT 1015 MI...1635 KM SE OF HAVANA CUBA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Interests in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands should closely monitor

the progress of this system.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Nine

was located near latitude 14.2 North, longitude 70.1 West. The

depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22

km/h). A westward motion is expected to begin later today and

continue through Saturday, followed by a turn toward the

west-northwest and northwest on Sunday and Monday. On the forecast

track, the center of the cyclone is forecast to move across the

central Caribbean Sea through Saturday, pass south of Jamaica on

Saturday night and Sunday, and approach the Cayman Islands on Sunday

night and early Monday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts.

Some slow strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and

the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by tonight.

More significant intensification is forecast on Sunday and Monday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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Key messages for Tropical Depression Nine can be found in the

Tropical Cyclone Discussion under AWIPS header MIATCDAT4 and WMO

header WTNT44 KNHC and on the web at

hurricanes.gov/text/MIATCDAT4.shtml.

RAINFALL: Tropical Depression Nine is expected to produce the

following rainfall:

Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Northern Venezuela and Northern Colombia:

Additional 1 to 2 inches

Southern Haiti and Southern Dominican Republic: 2 to 4 inches, with

local maximum up to 6 inches

Jamaica and the Cayman Islands: 4 to 8 inches, with local maximum up

to 12 inches

Western to central Cuba: 6 to 10 inches, with local maximum up to 14

inches.

These rains may produce flash flooding and mudslides in areas of

higher terrain, particularly over Jamaica and Cuba.

SURF: Swells generated by this system will begin affecting Jamaica,

the Cayman Islands, and Cuba over the next several days. These

swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current

conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.

NEXT ADVISORY

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Next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT.

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Forecaster Reinhart