WX4NHC Online Hurricane Weather Report Submission

Timestamp: 2015-08-27 17:31:06 -0500
Event: ERIKA
Received Via: VOIP NET
Reporting Weather Volunteer Observer: Rob-KD1CY
Email: rmacedo@rcn.com

Observed (mo/day/year): AUG/27/2015

Observation time: 2125 UTC; 525 PM Eastern
Reported By: Philip Delos
Contact number:
Geographic Location of Observation:

, Guadelope
Latitude: ; Longitude:

Wind Measurements: Measured
Sustained Wind Speed: MPH
Gust Speed: MPH
Wind Direction: N degrees

Barometric Pressure: MILLIBARS

Measured Rainfall: INCHES

Comments: From poster Philip Delos via stormcarib.com: Rain suddenly started at about 2 a.m. first striking the tiny island of La Desirade and extending then to the East of Grande-Terre. Heavy rainfalls came along with loud and lasting thunder all night long and strong sustained winds and gusts. Rain kept on falling all the day long until now, which caused sudden floods in Basse-Terre by submerging this and some other floodplains. Lots of trees have been reported to be strewing the ground and a few countryside roads, but fortunately no injured people have been reported to us. The sea was very rough and has mostly hit the vulnerable sandy seashores and beaches of the atlantic side during the night and now striking the Caribbean sea side.