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6pm News Item on Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Oct 17, 2019 - 6:00:59 PM

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NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE SIXTEEN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6 PM THURSDAY 17THOCTOBER 2019

...DISTURBANCE OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO NOW MOVING NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD WITH GALE-FORCE WINDS...

...EXPECTED TO DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL OR SUBTROPICAL STORM LATER TONIGHT OR ON FRIDAY...

AT 5 PM EDT, THE DISTURBANCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.9° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 95.2° WESTOR ABOUT 180 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF TAMPICO MEXICO.

THE SYSTEM IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 9 MILES PER HOUR. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE SYSTEM WILL APPROACH THE NORTHERN GULF COAST FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT AND THEN MOVE OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES ON SATURDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NOW NEAR 40 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6 AM FRIDAY.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: IAN V. MCKENZIE

ISSUED: 17/10/2019 @5:19 PM (2119UTC)


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