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Severe weather warning for the northwest Bahamas
Info Editor   
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 13:26

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 1:30PM TUESDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2014…UNTIL 3:30PM.

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF ANDROS, NEW PROVIDENCE, ELEUTHERA, THE BERRY ISLANDS, BIMINI, GRAND BAHAMA AND ABACO.

AT 1:30AM, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATED CLUSTERS OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROF APPROACHING THE WESTERN BAHAMAS AFFECTING THE MENTIONED ISLANDS. THESE STORMS ARE SLOW MOVING, TOWARDS THE NORTH TO NORTH-NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MILES PER HOUR.

THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE STRONG TO SEVERE AT TIMES AND ARE CAPABLE OF GENERATING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY.

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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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