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NEMA boss says Tropics to remain ‘storm free’ for next 10-14 days
Submitted by BIS   
Friday, 23 August 2013 08:43

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Local and global weather instruments show that the Tropics (from the West Coast of Africa to New Providence) will remain storm free for at least the next 10-14 days, the Director of the country’s National Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday.    

NEMA Director, Captain Stephen Russell’s announcement of a “clear tropics,” comes on the eve of the anniversary dates of Hurricanes Andrew and Sandy (August 23).    

Disaster Management officials say the news of a “clear tropics” is good news as August and September are considered two of the more dangerous – if not the most dangerous months — insofar as hurricane activity is concerned.    

NEMA officials continue, however, to advise those citizens who haven’t already made preparations for the 2013 Hurricane Season to do so.    

“The news that all is clear in the Tropics is good news for our citizenry and for those of us in Disaster Management,” Captain Russell said to a rousing round of applause.    

“With tomorrow (Friday) being the 21st anniversary of Hurricane Andrew and likewise the second anniversary of Hurricane Irene which impacted some 11 islands and cays back in 2011 and 2553 homes and/or families, and with us also approaching the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy (October 26), this is indeed really good news,” Captain Russell added.    

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NEMA urges caution during downpours
Submitted by NEMA   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 15:03

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, is advising the public to exercise caution and care while moving about, due to heavy down rainfall, which could result in flooding in low-lying areas.  

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology also advises that unsettled weather will continue across the northwest Bahamas, due to a surface trough over the area.  

Small craft are also being advised to be alert for gusty winds and high seas in thunderstorms; the winds variable at 10 knots.

 


 
TS Dorian degenerates into a wave
National Hurricane Center / Miami, Florida   
Sunday, 28 July 2013 07:33
REMNANTS OF DORIAN ADVISORY NUMBER  15
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL042013
500 PM AST SAT JUL 27 2013

...DORIAN DEGENERATES INTO A TROPICAL WAVE...
...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...

SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.9N 54.7W
ABOUT 550 MI...890 KM E OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 24 MPH...39 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1011 MB...29.85 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.
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Bahamas keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Dorian
National Hurricane Center / Miami, Florida   
Saturday, 27 July 2013 06:56
Atlantic Tropical Storm DORIAN Advisory Number 13
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042013
500 AM AST SAT JUL 27 2013

...DORIAN CONTINUES MOVING RAPIDLY WESTWARD AS A TROPICAL STORM...

SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...18.2N 50.0W
ABOUT 860 MI...1385 KM E OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 22 MPH...35 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1011 MB...29.85 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

INTERESTS IN THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF DORIAN.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DORIAN WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 50.0 WEST. DORIAN IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 22 MPH...35 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. DORIAN IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AND BECOME A REMNANT LOW IN A
DAY OR SO.
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