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BAHAMAS: Severe Weather Watch for Grand Bahama

#Nassau, May 4, 2019 – Bahamas – THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FROM 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM SATURDAY 4TH MAY 2019.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 6:56 PM RADAR, SATELLITE IMAGERY AND LIGHTNING DETECTOR DEPICTED A SQUALL LINE CONSISTING OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING FROM WEST PENSACOLA FLORIDA MOVING RAPIDLY TOWARDS THE EAST AND TOWARDS THE WATCH AREA.

SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL CAUSE STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY. LOCALIZED FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

RESIDENTS AND BOATERS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION SHOULD CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: PATRICIA WEEKS

ISSUED@700PM

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