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6am News Item on Tropical Storm Cristobal
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Jun 6, 2020 - 6:05:06 AM

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NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, FORECAST OFFICE SECTION AT 6 AM EDT, SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 2020.

...CRISTOBAL CONTINUES MOVING NORTHWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...

AT 5 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM CRISTOBAL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 23.8°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 90.2° WEST, OR ABOUT 370 MILES SOUTH OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER. 

CRISTOBAL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 14 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF CRISTOBAL WILL MOVE NORTHWARD OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO TODAY, AND WILL BE NEAR THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO COAST ON SUNDAY. CRISTOBAL’S CENTER IS THEN FORECAST TO MOVE INLAND ACROSS LOUISIANA LATE SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED ARE NEAR 45 MPH (75 KM/H) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SLOW STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST UNTIL LANDFALL OCCURS ON THE NORTHERN GULF COAST. WEAKENING WILL BEGIN ONCE CRISTOBAL MOVES INLAND LATE SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

CRISTOBAL POSES NO THREAT TO THE BAHAMAS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 12 PM.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: C. WATSON-RAHMING/ANASTASHIA FERNANDER

ISSUED: 06/06/2020 @ 5:35 AM EDT.

 
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