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News item on Tropical Storm Leslie and Hurricane Michael, Monday 8th October, 2018

#Nassau, October 8, 2018 – Bahamas – NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM LESLIE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT NOON MONDAY OCTOBER 08TH, 2018.

… LESLIE EXPECTED TO BEGIN STRENGTHENING LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT…

AT 11:00 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM LESLIE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.6°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 47.0° WEST OR ABOUT 1035 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA OR 1135 MILES WEST OF THE AZORES.

LESLIE IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 14 MPH.  AN EAST-SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHEAST MOTION IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS ANTICIPATED, AND LESLIE COULD BE NEAR HURRICANE STRENGTH IN A FEW DAYS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6:00 PM.

 

 

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NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE MICHAEL ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT NOON MONDAY OCTOBER 08TH, 2018.

 

…MICHAEL BECOMES A HURRICANE AND CONTINUED STRENGTHENING EXPECTED…

 

AT 11:00 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MICHAEL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.2°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 84.9° WEST OR ABOUT 50 MILES SOUTH OF THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA.

MICHAEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH AT 7 MPH.  A NORTHWARD MOTION AT A SLIGHTLY FASTER FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT, FOLLOWED BY A NORTHEASTWARD MOTION ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF MICHAEL WILL MOVE NORTHWARD NEAR THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF MEXICO BY TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MILES MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  STEADY TO RAPID STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO, AND MICHAEL IS FORECAST TO BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE BY TUESDAY OR TUESDAY NIGHT.

 

PREPARED BY FORECASTER: GEOFFREY GREENE

 

 

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