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12pm News Item on Hurricane Epsilon - Oct. 24
By Bahamas Department of Meteorology
Oct 24, 2020 - 5:42:26 PM

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NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE EPSILON ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 12 PM, SATURDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2020.

...EPSILON REMAINS A LARGE HURRICANE AS IT TURNS NORTHEASTWARD...
…HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE ALONG ATLANTIC BEACHES THIS WEEKEND…

AT 11 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM EPSILON WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 37.9° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 60.3° WEST,OR ABOUT 465 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF BERMUDA.

EPSILON IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 13 MPH. A RAPID ACCELERATION TO THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR LATER TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH A FAST NORTHEAST TO EAST-NORTHEAST MOTION FORECAST TO OCCUR SUNDAY EVENING INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 80 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ONLY SLOW WEAKENING IS EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND. EPSILON IS FORECAST TO BECOME A LARGE AND POWERFUL POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE ON SUNDAY.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6PM.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: C. WATSON-RAHMING

ISSUED: 24/10/2020 @ 11:10 AM

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