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Update: Hurricane Florence, Tropical Storm Joyce, Tropical Storm Helene & Tropical Depression Isaac

#Nassau, September 14, 2018 – Bahamas

 

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE FLORENCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…FLORENCE ABOUT TO MAKE LANDFALL IN NORTH CAROLINA…

…CAUSING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGES AND HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS…

…CATASTROPHIC FRESHWATER FLOODING EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA…

AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORENCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.2°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 77.4° WEST OR ABOUT 25 MILES EAST OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA OR 55 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MOREHEAD CITY NORTH CAROLINA.

HURRICANE FLORENCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT 6 MPH.  A TURN TOWARD THE WEST AT A SLOW FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED TODAY, FOLLOWED BY A SLOW WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD MOTION TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF FLORENCE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INLAND ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA AND EXTREME EASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA TODAY AND SATURDAY.  FLORENCE WILL THEN MOVE GENERALLY NORTHWARD ACROSS THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND THE CENTRAL APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS EARLY NEXT WEEK.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 90 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. SIGNIFICANT WEAKENING IS EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WHILE FLORENCE MOVES FARTHER INLAND.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON.

 

PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON

 

   

 

NEWS ITEM

 

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JOYCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

 JOYCE MOVING SOUTHWESTWARD BUT EXPECTED TO TURN EASTWARD BY TONIGHT…

AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JOYCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.1°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 44.9° WEST OR ABOUT 1090 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES.

TROPICAL STORM JOYCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTH-SOUTHWEST AT 8 MPH.   JOYCE IS FORECAST TO SLOW DOWN AND TURN EASTWARD BY TONIGHT, AND THEN ACCELERATE NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE WEEKEND.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  JOYCE IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON.

 

PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON

 

 

 

NEWS ITEM

 

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM HELENE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…HELENE SPEEDING NORTHWARD…

…EXPECTED TO BRING GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINS TO THE AZORES THIS WEEKEND…

AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HELENE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.6°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 36.0° WEST OR ABOUT 760 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LAJES AIR BASE IN THE AZORES.

TROPICAL STORM HELENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH AT 23 MPH. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, HELENE WILL PASS NEAR OR OVER THE AZORES LATE SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. GRADUAL WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AFTER HELENE BECOMES A POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON.

 

PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON

14/09/2018 1000UTC.

 

 

 

NEWS ITEM

 

 

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION ISAAC ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…ISAAC WEAKENS TO A DEPRESSION OVER THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA…

…BANDS OF RAIN LINGERING OVER THE LESSER ANTILLES…

AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION ISAAC WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 65.5° WEST OR ABOUT 190 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF ST. CROIX OR 380 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION ISAAC IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT 15 MPH, AND THIS GENERAL MOTION WITH SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, ISAAC WILL MOVE OVER THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL CARIBBEAN SEA DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 35 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ISAAC IS FORECAST TO GRADUALLY WEAKEN OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, AND COULD DEGENERATE INTO A TROPICAL WAVE AT ANY TIME.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON.

 

PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON

14/09/2018 1000UTC.

 

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