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News Update on Tropical Storm Leslie, Hurricane Michael & the formation of a new Tropical Depression (15)

#Nassau, October 9, 2018 – Bahamas – NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE MICHAEL ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, TUESDAY 09TH OCTOBER 2018.

 

…MICHAEL MOVING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD THROUGH THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO…

 

…STORM SURGE AND HURRICANE WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHEASTERN GULF COAST…

 

AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE MICHAEL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.1°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 85.9° WEST OR ABOUT 420 MILES SOUTH OF PANAMA CITY FLORIDA OR 390 MILES SOUTH OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA.

 

MICHAEL IS MOVING TOWARD THENORTH-NORTHWEST AT 12 MPH.  A NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD TO NORTHWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT, FOLLOWED BY A NORTHEASTWARD MOTION ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF MICHAEL WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE OVER THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO THIS MORNING, THEN MOVE ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT.  THE CENTER OF MICHAEL IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INLAND OVER THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE OR FLORIDA BIG BEND AREA ON WEDNESDAY, AND THEN MOVE NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 90 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED, AND MICHAEL IS FORECAST TO BE A MAJOR HURRICANE AT LANDFALL IN FLORIDA.  WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AFTER LANDFALL AS MICHAEL MOVES THROUGH THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES.

 

 

 

NEWS ITEM

 

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM LESLIE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION,  TUESDAY 09TH OCTOBER 2018.

 

…LESLIE FORECAST TO SLOWLY STRENGTHEN OVER THE EAST-CENTRAL ATLANTIC…

 

AT 5;00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM LESLIE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.2°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 43.9° WEST OR ABOUT 1035 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES.

 

LESLIE IS MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTH-SOUTHEAST AT 13 MPH.  A SLOWER MOTION TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST IS ANTICIPATED OVER THE NEXT DAY OR TWO, WITH A TURN TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST FORECAST ON THURSDAY.

 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 65 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SLOW STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 72 HOURS, AND LESLIE COULD BECOME A HURRICANE AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY.

 

PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON

 

 

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIFTEEN

 

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIFTEEN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION,  TUESDAY 09TH OCTOBER, 2018.

 

…ANOTHER TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS OVER THE EAST ATLANTIC…NO THREAT TO LAND…

 

AT 6:00 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIFTEEN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 10.3°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 29.7° WEST OR ABOUT 475 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS.

 

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT NEAR 12 MPH. A TURN TO THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND THAT GENERAL MOTION SHOULD CONTINUE ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS, AND THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM BY TONIGHT.

PREPARED BY FORECASTER: GEOFFREY GREENE

 

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