By 1800 UTC on September 15, Hortense transitioned into an extratropical cyclone while just south of Newfoundland. , While Hortense was near the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana reported sustained winds of 92 mph (148 km/h), which was the highest land wind report associated with the hurricane. A tropical storm has formed near Puerto Rico, the National Hurricane Center announced late Wednesday night. The name Hortense was retired in the spring of 1997 following this storm, and will not be used again in this basin. Disturbance in the Caribbean Becomes Tropical Storm Isaias; Could Have Impacts to Florida This Weekend. The storm's remnants merged with a frontal system on the following day. Since 2001 providing the latest information on tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic Basin and the weather conditions in Puerto Rico. Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to become a hurricane sometime Friday, and may come near Florida on Saturday, according to forecasts. Rivers and creeks across the region reached high peaks, and there were several reports of mudslides. On Guadeloupe, damage was most significant to crops, with over 50% of banana plantains destroyed. Puerto Rico will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Laura as as early as Friday night, and the peak of the storm’s force on the island is forecast for Saturday morning. Initially a tropical depression, it headed westward without significant strengthening for four days due to unfavorable upper-level winds. , Late on September 9, a hurricane warning was issued for portions of eastern Dominican Republic, which was eventually extended along the country's northern coastline. Early on September 15, Hortense made its final landfall near West Quoddy, Nova Scotia with winds of 75 mph (120 km/h). Late on September 15, Hortense transitioned into an extratropical cyclone and subsequently merged with a frontal system about 24 hours later. La Désirade observed 81 mph (130 km/h) wind gusts and sustained winds of 53 mph (85 km/h) while Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport observed 58 mph (90 km/h) wind gusts. -First storm to hit Puerto Rico in the 20th Century.-Winds of 70 mph-The storm was mostly experienced in the southwest area of the island and produced rains of 5 to 6 inches in 72 hours in Barranquitas, Caguas and Humacao.-The wind report of San Juan was of … Every once in a while we’re unlucky enough to be in the path of a tropical storm or hurricane. Tropical Storm Isaias officially formed late Wednesday, drenching the south of Puerto Rico with heavy rains as it spirals towards Hispaniola with a threat of flooding and landslides. Generally fair weather is expected throughout the region.  The storm caused significant crop damage, destroying roughly over 50 percent of the banana plantain. Hortense crossed Guadeloupe on September 8 and entered the Caribbean Sea. Forecasters have issued a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean as officials expect a disturbance in the Atlantic to soon strengthen into a tropical storm. Hortense made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 9 and brushed the Dominican Republic shortly thereafter. Sustained winds in the province were light, reaching about 27 mph (43 km/h). Thereafter, the storm steadily weakened as it tracked rapidly north-northeastward. The National Weather Service in San Juan said the storm was packing sustained winds of up to 60 mph and producing “life-threatening flash flooding and gusty winds over Puerto Rico.” The eighth tropical cyclone, eighth named storm, and sixth hurricane of the season. The winds downed power lines, leaving numerous residents without electricity, especially in Charlottetown, East Point, Montague, Murray River, Souris. Tropical Weather Outlook (en Español*) 700 PM EST Sun Nov 29 2020: Tropical Weather Discussion 1805 UTC Sun Nov 29 2020: There are no tropical cyclones in the Atlantic at this time. A weather system now swirling in the central Atlantic will likely become the season's next tropical storm. Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Isaias (DR-4560-PR) This is an active disaster. 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Hurricane Hortense near peak intensity northeast of the. , The Bahamas, threatened by their second major hurricane in two weeks, fared well from the storm, with little damage and no casualties. Earlier tropical storm warnings for Puerto Rico … For more information on Puerto Rico’s recovery from Tropical Storm Isaías, visit fema.gov/disaster/4560. Tropical Storm Dorian's path could shift markedly, but forecast projections suggest it could be a Category 1 hurricane when it marches close to Puerto Rico midweek. Incident Period: July 29, 2020 - July 31, 2020 Declaration Date: September 9, 2020 PDF of map Google Earth Need help with this map? The low-pressure area, which had deepened to 1,005 mbar (29.7 inHg) by August 31, moved south of Cape Verde. Later in its duration, Hortense struck Nova Scotia, bringing heavy rainfall and hurricane-force winds to isolated locations. There was another $25 million from road damage. Seas of up to 5 feet are possible across the local waters, with winds out of the east-northeast at up to 15 knots. Strong winds and heavy rains lashed the island of Puerto Rico on Thursday, July 30, as Tropical Storm Isaias made its way through the Caribbean. After re-entering the Atlantic, Hortense began to substantially strengthen and peaked as a 140 mph (220 km/h) Category 4 hurricane early on September 13. An official website of the United States government. Transcript for Tropical Storm Laura hammers Puerto Rico . ASSOCIATED PRESS — Tropical Storm Laura raked over the southeast of Puerto Rico, bringing winds in excess of 39 miles per hour with gusts up to 70 miles per hour … NOAA National Weather Service San Juan, PR. Flooding also forced the closure of several roads and impacted 80% of crops in Samaná Province. The rainfall caused widespread flash flooding and increased river discharge; a station along the Río Grande de Loíza in San Lorenzo reported a 1 in 100 year flow rate. Hurricane Hortense was the first tropical cyclone to make landfall in Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico since Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and the second most intense hurricane during the 1996 Atlantic hurricane season.The eighth tropical cyclone, eighth named storm, and sixth hurricane of the season.Hortense developed on September 3 from a tropical wave in the central Atlantic Ocean. Damage in Atlantic Canada reached approximately $3.64 million. A station on Guadeloupe reported a total of 12.5 in (320 mm).  After two hours, Hortense emerged into the Mona Passage and brushed the eastern tip of Dominican Republic; Punta Cana near the eastern tip of the country reported the calm of the eye on September 10. Tropical storm warnings were in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as all of the Leeward Islands and portions of the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Wednesday.