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Alert #2 Potential Tropical Depression Nine
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Jul 29, 2020 - 12:08:30 AM

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ALERT #2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY 2020, AT MIDNIGHT EDT.

…TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS…

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS COULD BE EXPERIENCED WITHIN 48 HOURS.

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

A TROPICAL STORM ALERT MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS COULD AFFECT THE MENTIONED ISLANDS WITHIN 60 HOURS.
 
AT 11 PM EDT, THE CENTER OF POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.6 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 59.4 DEGREES WEST, OR ABOUT 235 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS, OR ABOUT 905 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GRAND TURK, OR ABOUT 1030 MILES SOUTHEAST OF INAGUA, OR ABOUT 1370 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW PROVIDENCE.

THE DISTURBANCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 25 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION WITH SOME SLIGHT REDUCTION IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.  ON THIS FORECAST TRACK, THE DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE OVER THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS BY THURSDAY EVENING AND THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS ON FRIDAY.  
 
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 40 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS, AND THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY.

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

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

THE NEXT ALERT ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE WILL BE ISSUED AT  3 AM EDT.

ISSUED BY:  TREVOR BASDEN/C. WATSON-RAHMING




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