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All clear issued on Tomas
  
Saturday, 06 November 2010 15:34

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ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 12:00 PM, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010.

AS TOMAS IS RAPIDLY ACCELERATING NORTHEASTWARDS, ALL WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

NEVERTHELESS, RESIDENTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS CAN STILL EXPECT RESIDUAL SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE RAIN BANDS ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM TOMAS AS IT RACES INTO THE OPEN ATLANTIC.

AT 11:00 AM, THE CENTER OF TOMAS WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 23.1°N AND LONGITUDE 70.6°W OR ABOUT 115 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF GRAND TURK.

TOMAS IS MOVING NORTHEAST AT 16 MPH. A NORTHEASTWARD OR NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD MOTION WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT DAY OR SO. THE CENTER OF TOMAS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS THIS MORNING.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 65 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL SLOW WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS SHOULD CONTINUE TO REMAIN IN PORT.


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