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Tropical Storm Sandy shifts course toward central Bahamas
Submitted by Lindsay Thompson / NEMA   
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 06:19

Sandy has shifted to a course of due north thus increasing the threat to the islands in the Central and Northwest Bahamas but diminishing the immediate threat to the islands in the Southeast Bahamas.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the Central Bahamas that includes Exuma, Cat Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador and Long Island.

Tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions can be expected within 36 hours.

A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the Northwest Bahamas that includes Grand Bahama, Bimini, Abaco, the Berry Islands, Andros, Eleuthera and New Providence. A

a watch means that tropical storm conditions could affect the mentioned islands within 48 hours.

At 5a.m. the center of Tropical Storm Sandy was located near latitude 16.3 degrees north and longitude 77.0 degrees west or about 120 miles south of Kingston, Jamaica and about 363 miles south-southwest of Ragged Island.

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Tropical Storm Sandy could have effect on the Bahamas
Info Editor   
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 06:11
From the National Hurricane Center / Miami, Florida
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TROPICAL STORM SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER   4
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL182012
500 AM EDT TUE OCT 23 2012

...SANDY MOVING SLOWLY NORTHWARD...
...EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN...

SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...13.3N 78.6W
ABOUT 345 MI...555 KM SSW OF KINGSTON JAMAICA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA HAS ISSUED A HURRICANE WATCH FOR
JAMAICA...AND HAS REPLACED THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH WITH A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING.

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Northwest Bahamas remains under tropical storm warning at 3pm alert
Submitted by Lindsay Thompson / NEMA   
Sunday, 26 August 2012 14:33

Alert #30 on Tropical Storm Isaac issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology at 3pm, Sunday 26th, August 2012.

Isaac has not strengthened.

Tropical storm warnings remain in effect for the Northwest Bahamas, namely Bimini, Grand Bahama, Andros, New Providence, Berry Islands, Abaco and Eleuthera but have been discontinued for the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Central and Southeast Bahamas.

At 2pm, the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near latitude 23.9 degrees north and longitude 81.5 degrees west or about 232 miles west-southwest of Fresh Creek, Andros, 277 miles west-southwest of Nassau, and 180 miles south of South Bimini.

Isaac is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 miles per hour.  A west-northwest to northwest motion is expected during the next 48 hours with a gradual decrease in forward speed. On the forecast track, the center of Isaac is expected to move near or over the lower Florida Keys later today and tonight and move into the eastern Gulf of Mexico on Monday.

 

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Tropical Storm Warnings remain for Northwest Bahamas
Submitted by Lindsay Thompson / NEMA   
Sunday, 26 August 2012 12:37

ALERT #29 ON TROPICAL STORM ISAAC ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT NOON, SUNDAY 26TH, AUGUST 2012.

THE OUTER RAINBANDS OF ISAAC ARE LASHING NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AS IT MOVES TOWARDS SOUTH FLORIDA KEYS.

TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, NAMELY BIMINI, GRAND BAHAMA, ANDROS, NEW PROVIDENCE, BERRY ISLANDS, ABACO AND ELEUTHERA BUT HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS AND THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

AT 11AM, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 23.9 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 80.8 DEGREES WEST OR ABOUT 176 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF FRESH CREEK, ANDROS, 200 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF NASSAU, AND 133 MILES SOUTH OF SOUTH BIMINI.

ISAAC IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MILES PER HOUR.  A WEST-NORTHWEST TO NORTHWEST MOTION IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF ISAAC SHOULD MOVE JUST NORTH OF THE NORTH COAST OF CUBA THIS MORNING, MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT AND MOVE INTO THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO ON MONDAY.

 

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