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6am News Items on Tropical Storms Rene and Paulette
By Bahamas Department of Meteorology
Sep 11, 2020 - 7:46:15 AM

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NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM RENE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE AT 6AM, FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER, 2020.

…RENE HEADING WEST-NORTHWEST WITH NO CHANGE IN STRENGTH…

AT 5 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM RENE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.7° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 38.5° WEST OR 985 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS. RENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH.

THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT, FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHWEST ON SATURDAY. A NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD AND NORTHWARD MOTION WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS FORECAST SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. AFTERWARD, WEAKENING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SUNDAY NIGHT.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 12PM (FRIDAY). 

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: S. SEARS

ISSUED: 11/09/2020 @ 5:20 AM


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NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM PAULETTE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE AT 6AM, FRIDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER, 2020.      

...PAULETTE EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE THIS WEEKEND...

...SWELLS FORECAST TO SPREAD ACROSS THE SOUTHWESTERN ATLANTIC THROUGH THE WEEKEND INCREASING RIP CURRENT THREAT... 

AT 5AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM PAULETTE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 23.1° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 51.7° WEST OR 810 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS. 

PAULETTE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 10 MPH. A MOTION TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF PAULETTE SHOULD APPROACH BERMUDA SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED TODAY. GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN TONIGHT OR ON SATURDAY, PAULETTE IS FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE THIS WEEKEND.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 12PM (FRIDAY). 

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: S. SEARS

ISSUED: 11/09/2020 @ 5:30 AM

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