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Bahamas 2017 Hurricane Shelter List - Sep 6, 2017 - 8:00:14 PM

2017 HURRICANE SHELTER LIST


NASSAU, The Bahamas – Please see the list of designated Hurricane Shelters for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.


Click HERE for PDF Version...

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Updates on tropical storms Jose & Storm Katia - Bahamas Department of Meteorology - Sep 6, 2017 - 8:06:46 AM

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News Item On Tropical Storm Jose
Issued By The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, At 6am Wednesday 06th September 2017. … Jose Expected To Become A Hurricane By Tonight … At 5:00am Edt, The Center...

News Item On Tropical Storm Katia Issued By The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, At 6am Wednesday 06th September 2017. … Depression Becomes Tropical Storm Katia...
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Hurricane Irma 9am alert - Bahamas Dept of Meteorology Sept 5th, 2017 - Sep 5, 2017 - 9:31:24 AM

Irma Becomes An Extremely Dangerous Category 5 Hurricane…preparations Should Be Rushed To Completion In The Hurricane Warning Area…
 
A Hurricane Alert Is Now In Effect For The Islands Of The Southeast Bahamas And The Turks And Caicos Islands.  This Includes The Islands Of Inagua, Acklins, Crooked Islands, Mayaguana, Long Cay, Samana Cay, Ragged Islands And The Turks And Caicos Islands.    
 
A Hurricane Alert Means That Hurricane Conditions Are Expected In The Mentioned Islands Within 60 Hours.
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Hurricane Irma update by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology 9pm - Sep 4, 2017 - 10:53:13 PM

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9pm  Sept. 4, 2017 News Item On Hurricane Irma Issued By The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, At 6pm Monday 04th September 2017.

Irma Strengthens As It Heads Toward The Leeward Islands

Preparations Within The Warning Area Should Be Rushed To Completion

At 5:00pm Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Irma Was Located Near Latitude 16.7° North And Longitude 54.4° West Or About 490 Miles East Of The Leeward Islands...

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NEMA to test launch national alerting system - Sep 3, 2017 - 1:33:05 PM

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) wishes to advise the public that testing of a multi-agency public notification system will commence on Tuesday 5th September 2017. The initial test will involve the dissemination of a test alert by NEMA to all active cellular mobile subscribers in The Bahamas.

Captain Stephen Russell, Director of NEMA says this alerting system will add to already established protocols carried out before, during and in the immediate aftermath of any disaster posing a threat to the country...
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Hurricane Irma Update as of 6am - Sep 1, 2017 - 11:18:56 AM

At 5:00am Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Irma Was Located Near Latitude 18.2° North And Longitude 36.5° West Or About 840 Miles West-northwest Of The Cabo Verde Islands Or 1665 Miles East Of The Leeward Islands.

Hurricane Irma Is Moving Toward The West-northwest At 12 Mph.  A Turn Toward The West Is Expected By Tonight, Followed By A Turn Toward The West-southwest On Saturday...

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News Item on Tropical Storm Harvey & Tropical Storm Irma - Aug 30, 2017 - 6:30:01 PM


News item on Tropical Storm Harvey issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office section, at 6pm Wednesday 30th August 2017.

… Harvey still producing tropical-storm-force winds near the Louisiana Coast …

News item on Tropical storm Irma issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology forecast office section, at 6pm Wednesday 30th August 2017.

… Irma intensifying steadily over the far Eastern Atlantic …


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News item on Tropical Storm Harvey - Aug 24, 2017 - 2:20:20 PM

News item on Tropical Storm Harvey issued by the Bahamas Department Of Meteorology forecast office section, at 12pm Thursday 24th August 2017.

… Harvey quickly strengthening and forecast to be a major hurricane when it approaches the middle Texas Coast …

… Life-threatening storm surge and freshwater flooding expected …

At 11:00pm EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Harvey was located near latitude 24.0° North and longitude 93.3° west or about 365 miles Southeast of Corpus Christi Texas...
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Severe Weather Warning for Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island and Ragged Island - Aug 22, 2017 - 12:45:18 PM

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from 11:40am EDT until 2:00pm Tuesday 22nd August 2017.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Ragged Island and their adjacent waters.

At 11:40am observation, radar and satellite imagery depicted clusters of thunderstorms associated with the northern portion of a tropical wave that extends across Hispaniola...
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Severe Weather Warning for North and Central Andros, Eleuthera and Cat Island - Aug 21, 2017 - 11:55:46 AM


The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from 11:30am EDT until 1:00pm Monday 21st August 2017.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for the North and Central Andros, Eleuthera and Cat Island and their adjacent waters.

At 11:25am observation, radar and satellite imagery depicted a cluster/line of thunderstorms associated with a trough of low pressure approaching the mentioned islands...
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Gert begins to weaken as it races toward colder waters - Aug 17, 2017 - 10:12:15 AM

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At 5:00am Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Gert Was Located Near Latitude 41.7°north And Longitude 54.0° West Or About 350 Miles South Of Cape Race Newfoundland Or 525 Miles East-southeast Of Halifax Nova Scotia.
Hurricane Gert Is Moving Toward The East-northeast At 39 Mph And This Motion Is Expected To Continue Today.  A Slower Northeastward To East-northeastward Motion Is Expected On Friday...
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Special Weather Statement - Aug 9, 2017 - 4:02:50 PM

Special Weather Statement Issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology at 3pm Edt, Wednesday 9th August, 2017.


An Area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the Central Bahamas is associated with a trough of low pressure however, development of this system appears unlikely over the next few days...
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Severe weather warning for Exuma, Cat island & Rum Cay - Aug 9, 2017 - 11:30:43 AM
 

The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 7:15am edt until 9am edt Wednesday 09th August 2017.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Exuma, Cat Island, Rum Cay and their adjacent waters.

At 7:10am observation, radar and satellite imagery depicted a cluster of thunderstorms moving towards the mentioned areas. This weather is associated with an active tropical wave and a mid to upper level low pressure system...
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Tropical Storm Warning issued for the Windward Islands - Jun 18, 2017 - 10:38:45 PM

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NEWS ITEM ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE TWO ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM SUNDAY 18TH JUNE 2017.

……TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS.

AT 5PM EDT, THE DISTURBANCE WAS CENTERED NEAR LATITUDE 7.5 NORTH AND LONGITUDE 50.4 WEST. THE SYSTEM IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 23 MILES PER HOUR. A FAST MOTION TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas Hurricane Shelters List for 2017 - Jun 16, 2017 - 6:29:09 PM

The 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season is underway, and began on June 1st. 

Enclosed is the most current Hurricane Shelter List for The Bahamas, provided by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

NEMA intends to upgrade its social media mechanism of alerting the public through Facebook, text messaging, Instagram and other means...

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Severe weather warning for Grand Bahama Island - Jun 6, 2017 - 11:38:10 PM

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 11:00PM TUESDAY 6TH JUNE 2017 UNTIL 1:00AM WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE 2017.

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA ISLANDS AND THE ADJACENT WATERS AND CAYS.

AT 10:50 PM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED CLUSTERS OF HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE GULF COMBINED WITH TROPICAL MOISTURE...
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Hurricane Season Outlook by Wayne Neely - May 26, 2017 - 7:49:04 PM

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In less than a week, the 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season will officially begin and during this time most Bahamians are a bit uneasy due impart to the recent powerful and very devastating Hurricanes Matthew which struck many of the islands in the NW Bahamas(New Providence, North Andros and Grand Bahama) and Joaquin which struck many of the islands in the Central and SE Bahamas (Acklins, Crooked Island, Rum Cay, San Salvador, Inagua and Long Island). I had a chance to speak to several of the hurricane experts within the region about the outlook for the 2017 season.

Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane researchers Phil Klotzbach and his team in April were predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2017, citing the potential development of El Niño as well as recent anomalous cooling in the tropical Atlantic as primary factors...
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Arlene: Rare Tropical Storm forms in North Atlantic Ocean, Poses no threat to land - Apr 21, 2017 - 1:27:25 AM

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News Item on Tropical Storm Arlene issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, at 6pm, Thursday, April 20, 2017.  
A rare tropical storm forms in the North Atlantic; it is still expected to dissipate on Friday, April 21.

It is the first named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Arlene and poses no threat to land.

At 5pm, the center of Tropical Depression One was located near latitude 37.7°north and longitude 42.0° west or about 815 miles west of the Azores...
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Subtropical Depression One; First April System in Atlantic Since 2003 - Apr 19, 2017 - 6:23:36 PM

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NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM WEDNESDAY 19TH APRIL 2017.

...SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE BY THURSDAY...
AT 5PM, THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.4°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 40.0° WEST OR ABOUT 830 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES.
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Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast starting January 26th - Jan 27, 2017 - 5:32:03 AM


GENERAL SITUATION: WEAK HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE LIES ACROSS THE BAHAMAS AS A COLD FRONT MOVES IN FOR THE WEEKEND.

FRIDAY 27TH – COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE EXTREME NW BAHAMAS BY EVENING…Sunny and warm with increasing cloudiness, showers and isolated thunderstorms in the Northwest Bahamas during the afternoon through the night. Maximum temperature 84°F and Minimum temperature 66°F. Winds South-Southwest to West-Southwest 10 to 15kts. Seas 2 to 4ft. WINDS AND SEAS HIGHER IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...


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