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NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM HARVEY

#Bahamas, August 19, 2017 – Nassau – NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM HARVEY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM SATURDAY 19TH AUGUST 2017.

… HARVEY STILL A TROPICAL STORM BUT LESS ORGANIZED THAN YESTERDAY …

AT 11:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HARVEY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.9°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 68.1° WEST OR ABOUT 125 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF CURACAO OR 1010 MILES E OF CABO GRACIAS A DIOS ON NICARAGUA/HONDURAS BORDER.

TROPICAL STORM HARVEY IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT 22 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY.  A TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED SUNDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF HARVEY WILL MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA OVER THE WEEKEND.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SATELLITE IMAGERY AND REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT HARVEY IS CURRENTLY POORLY ORGANIZED, AND ONLY SLOW STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6PM.

PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON

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