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Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Chantal

On 7 July 2013, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) produced a weather outlook on a tropical wave which later developed into Tropical Storm Chantal over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean moving speedily in a west-northwestward direction towards the Lesser Antilles. Tropical Storm warnings and watches were in effect for many of the islands of the Lesser Antilles.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Sandy

On 22 October 2012, the National Hurricane Centre produced a weather outlook including a tropical wave within the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Approximately 320 miles (515 km) south-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica, the system became well organised and was named Tropical Depression Eighteen. The system was upgraded later that same day to Tropical Storm Sandy.

Event Briefing - Eastern Caribbean Impacts - TC Rafael

On 12 October 2012, the National Hurricane Centre produced a weather outlook on a low pressure area which later became more organised and was named Tropical Storm Rafael. Located 125 miles (200 km) west south west of Dominica, Tropical Storm warnings and watches were in effect for many of the islands of the Lesser Antilles. As it moved in a northwesterly direction the system passed west of Saint Kitts and Nevis and by the evening of 13 October 2012 the center of Rafael was between Saint Martin and Saint Croix.

Event Briefing - Central Caribbean Impacts - TC Isaac

This report provides an update on Tropical Cyclone Isaac and its impact on CCRIF territories in the Central Caribbean. After impacting the Eastern Caribbean on 22 August and affecting Dominica (as reported in the earlier CCRIF briefing), Tropical Storm Isaac entered the Caribbean Sea. At 1500 UTC on 24 August, Isaac was located 185 miles (300 km) south-southeast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 km/h).

Event Briefing - Eastern Caribbean Impacts - TC Isaac

On 17 August 2012 the National Hurricane Centre released its first weather outlook on a tropical wave system which had formed off the coast of Africa. By the following day the system appeared to be better organised as it moved towards favourable environmental conditions for development. At 0900 UTC on 21 August 2012 this system was classified as a Tropical Depression (#9) and by 2100 UTC it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaac.

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