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Alert #1 on Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Jul 28, 2020 - 9:37:48 PM

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ALERT #1 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY TUESDAY 28TH JULY 2020 ISSUED AT 9 PM EDT.

…. …DISTURBANCE STILL EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TONIGHT OR ON WEDNESDAY…

A TROPICAL STORM ALERT IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS. THIS INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF INAGUA, MAYAGUANA, CROOKED ISLAND, ACKLINS, RAGGED ISLAND, LONG CAY, SAMANA CAY, AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

A TROPICAL STORM ALERT MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS COULD AFFECT THE MENTIONED ISLANDS WITHIN 60 HOURS.

AT 8 PM EDT, THE CENTER OF POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.2 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 58.7 DEGREES WEST OR ABOUT 340 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS, 950 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GRAND TURK, THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS, 1085 MILES SOUTHEAST OF INAGUA AND 1430 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW PROVIDENCE.

 

THE DISTURBANCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT ABOUT 25 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  ON THIS FORECAST TRACK, THE DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS BY FRIDAY MORNING.  

 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS, AND THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM TONIGHT OR WEDNESDAY.

 

RESIDENTS IN THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS SHOULD BEGIN TO COMPLETE ALL PREPARATION AND TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO ALL FURTHER ALERTS ON THIS SYSTEM.

 

LOCALIZED FLOODING AND GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS AS THE SYSTEM APPROACHES.

 

 

THE NEXT ALERT ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE WILL BE ISSUED AT 12 MIDNIGHT EDT.

 

ISSUED BY:  MICHAEL STUBBS/ IAN V. MCKENZIE

 

 

 

 




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