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#Miami, FL, September 12, 2018 – USA – THIS IS A NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE FLORENCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE AT 6:00 AM WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2018. …

DANGEROUS FLORENCE HEADING TOWARD THE U.S EAST COAST…EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND RAINFALL TO PORTIONS OF THE CAROLINAS AND MID-ATLANTIC STATES.

SURGE AND RAINFALL TO PORTIONS OF THE CAROLINAS AND MID-ATLANTIC…

AT 5:00 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORENCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.0°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 70.1° WEST OR ABOUT 575 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA.

FLORENCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 17 MILES PER HOUR. A MOTION TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AND NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY. FLORENCE IS EXPECTED TO SLOW DOWN CONSIDERABLY BY LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY, AND MOVE THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF FLORENCE WILL MOVE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN BETWEEN BERMUDA AND THE BAHAMAS TODAY AND APPROACH THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA OR SOUTH CAROLINA IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 130 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. FLORENCE IS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST THROUGH TONIGHT. WHILE SOME WEAKENING IS EXPECTED ON THURSDAY, FLORENCE IS FORECAST TO BE AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS MAJOR HURRICANE WHEN IT NEARS THE U.S. COAST.

 

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: PATRICIA WEEKS

 

 

THIS IS A NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE HELENE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE AT 6:00AM WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 2018. …

HELENE CONTINUES TO WEAKEN…

AT 5:00 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE HELENE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.2°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 35.7° WEST OR ABOUT 800 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS AND ABOUT 1400 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES.

HELENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 13 MILES PER HOUR AND A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS LIKELY BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 90 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST AND HELENE IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM ON THURSDAY.

 

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: PATRICIA WEEKS

 

 

THIS IS A NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM ISAAC ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE AT 6:00 AM WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2018. …

ISAAC IS A LITTLE WEAKER AS IT MOVES TOWARD THE LESSER ANTILLES…

AT 5AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ISAAC WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.5°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 53.5° WEST OR ABOUT 500 MILES EAST OF MARTINIQUE.

ISAAC IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 16 MILES PER HOUR AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, ISAAC’S CENTER IS FORECAST TO MOVE ACROSS THE CENTRAL LESSER ANTILLES AND INTO THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ON THURSDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 60 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

 

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: PATRICIA WEEKS

 

 

 

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