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Alert #4 Potential Tropical Depression Nine
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Jul 29, 2020 - 6:00:58 AM

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ALERT #4 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY 2020, AT 6 AM EDT.

…HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS LIKELY OVER PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS THROUGH TONIGHT…

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

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

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

A TROPICAL STORM ALERT IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS. THIS INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF LONG ISLAND, CAT ISLAND, EXUMA, RUM CAY, SAN SALVADOR, SOUTH ELEUTHERA AND SOUTH ANDROS.

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

AT 5 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.3 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 61.3 DEGREES WEST, OR ABOUT 5 MILES SOUTH OF DOMINICA, OR ABOUT 385 EAST-SOUTHEAST OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO, OR ABOUT 810 MILES SOUTHEAST OF GRAND TURK, OR ABOUT 880 MILES SOUTHEAST OF INAGUA, OR ABOUT 1250 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW PROVIDENCE.

THE DISTURBANCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 23 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 SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS BY THURSDAY EVENING.  

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME INCREASE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST TODAY, WITH WEAKENING LIKELY ON THURSDAY DUE TO LAND INTERACTION, AND SOME STRENGTHENING POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY.  

LOCALIZED FLOODING AND GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN THE AFOREMENTIONED ISLANDS AS THE SYSTEM APPROACHES.  RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND 3 TO 6 INCHES OVER THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

RESIDENTS IN THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS SHOULD BEGIN TO COMPLETE ALL PREPARATIONS TO MITIGATE DAMAGES DUE TO FLOODING AND SECURE ALL LOOSE ITEMS AROUND THEIR PROPERTY.  RESIDENTS IN THE REMAINDER OF THE BAHAMAS SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO ALL FURTHER ALERTS ON THIS SYSTEM.

THE NEXT ALERT ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE WILL BE ISSUED AT  9 AM EDT.
 
ISSUED BY:  JEFFREY SIMMONS

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