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Special weather alert for the next 24 hours
Submitted by Lindsay Thompson / NEMA   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 19:03

THIS IS A SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6:00 PM, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013.

AN AREA OF MOIST AND UNSTABLE WEATHER COMBINED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL TROF COVERING THE BAHAMAS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND PARTS OF THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

RESIDENTS AND BOATERS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR THE POSSIBLITY OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND BE QUICK TO TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, WATERSPOUTS AND POSSIBLE TORNADIC ACTIVITY DURING THE PERIOD. CONTINUE TO LISTEN TO FUTURE ALERTS ON THE WEATHER AFFECTING THE ISLANDS DURING THE BNEXT 24 HOURS.

 

 
Severe weather warning for the Northern Bahamas
Submitted by Lindsay Thompson / NEMA   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 15:17

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology.

THIS IS A SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT FOR GRAND BAHAMA, BIMINI, ANDROS AND NEW PROVIDENCE ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 3:15 P.M. TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013 UNTIL 5:00PM.

AT 3:15PM, RADAR, SATELLITE AND GROUND OBSERVERS INDICATE STRONG CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS LOCATED OVER THE MENTIONED ISLANDS AND MOVING VERY LITTLE.

THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE PRODUCING VERY STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, WATERSPOUTS AND POSSIBLE TORNADIC ACTIVITY. REPORTS FROM OBSERVERS REPORT WATERSPOUTS IN THE GLADSTONE ROAD AREA TOWARDS CORAL HARBOUR.

RESIDENTS SHOULD SEEK SHELTER AND REMAIN INDOORS AND BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR UNTIL THE THUNDERSTORMS MOVE OUT OF THE AREA.

 
Alert #20 on Hurricane Sandy
Submitted by Lindsay Thompson / NEMA   
Friday, 26 October 2012 00:44

NASSAU, The Bahamas - Alert #20 on Hurricane Sandy issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology on Thursday, October, 2012 at 9p.m.

The center of Sandy is between Cat Island and Eleuthera.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the Northwest and Central Bahamas.  This includes Grand Bahama, Bimini, Abaco, The Berry Islands, Andros, Eleuthera, New Providence, Exuma, Cat Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador and Long Island. Hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

Tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Southeast Bahamas, which includes Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, Mayaguana and Ragged Island. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within 36 hours.

At 8p.m. the center of Hurricane Sandy was located near latitude 24.5 degrees north and longitude 75.6 degrees west.  This puts the center 35 miles southeast of Eleuthera and 105 miles east of Nassau.

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Hurricane Sandy 6pm alert: Wind field expanding
Submitted by Lindsay Thompson / NEMA   
Thursday, 25 October 2012 17:26

NASSAU The Bahamas – Alert #19 on Hurricane Sandy issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 6p.m.

The center of Sandy is near Arthur’s Town, Cat Island and its wind field is expanding

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the Northwest and Central Bahamas.  This includes Grand Bahama, Bimini, Abaco, The Berry Islands, Andros, Eleuthera, New Providence, Exuma, Cat Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador and Long Island.  Hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

Tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Southeast Bahamas, which includes Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, Mayaguana and Ragged Island.  A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within 36 hours.

At 5p.m. the center of Hurricane Sandy was located near latitude 24.5 degrees north and longitude 75.6 degrees west.  This puts the center over Arthur’s Town, Cat Island, 60 miles southeast of Eleuthera and 125 miles east-southeast of Nassau.

Hurricane Sandy is moving toward the north near 20 miles per hour. 

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