Surface observations from Barbados indicate that Elsa’s maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph, and the cyclone is now a hurricane.  A special advisory will be issued in place of the normal intermediate advisory.

* The Meteorological Service of Barbados has issued Hurricane Warning for Barbados, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines.
* The Meteorological Service of St. Lucia has issued a Hurricane Warning for St. Lucia.

The Meteorological Service of Barbados reported a sustained wind of 74 mph and a gust to 86 mph. 

SUMMARY OF 745 AM AST…1145 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…12.9N 59.8W
ABOUT 20 MI…30 KM WSW OF BARBADOS
ABOUT 95 MI…155 KM E OF ST. VINCENT
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 28 MPH…44 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…995 MB…29.38 INCHES

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