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6am News Item on Tropical Storm Nestor
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Oct 19, 2019 - 6:35:16 AM

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NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM NESTOR ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 AM SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2019

...WINDS AND STORM SURGE SHOULD BE AFFECTING MUCH OF THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA...

...NESTOR GRADUALLY LOSING ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS...

AT 5 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORMNESTOR WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 29.0┬░NORTH AND LONGITUDE 86.0┬░ WEST OR ABOUT 85 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA. 

TROPICAL STORM NESTOR IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AT 17 MILES PER HOUR.  THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY. A TURN TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR SUNDAY. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, NESTOR WILL MOVE INLAND OVER THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE LATER THIS MORNING, AND WILL THEN MOVE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES LATER TODAY AND SUNDAY WHILE IT BECOMES A POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: IAN V. MCKENZIE

ISSUED: 19/10/19 @ 5:26 AM (0926UTC)

 




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