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Alert #50 Hurricane Dorian Continues to Move Away from Grand Bahama
By Bahamas Meteorology
Sep 4, 2019 - 12:38:22 AM

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ALERT # 50 ON HURRICANE DORIAN ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 12 AM EDT, WEDNESDAY, 4TH SEPTEMBER 2019.

… HURRICANE DORIAN NOW LASHING THE CENTRAL COAST OF EAST OF CENTRAL FLORIDA AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM GRAND BAHAMA…

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES: ABACO, GRAND BAHAMA, BIMINI, AND THE BERRY ISLANDS.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE BEING EXPERIENCED OR COULD BE EXPERIENCED IN THE MENTIONED ISLANDS WITHIN 48 HOURS.

AT 11 PM EDT, THE EYE OF HURRICANE DORIAN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.4 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 79.0 DEGREES WEST. THIS POSITION PUTS THE EYE OF DORIAN ABOUT 130 MILES NORTH OF FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA OR 253 MILES NORTH-NORTHWEST OF NEW PROVIDENCE.

DORIAN IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT NEAR 8 MILES-PER-HOUR AND A SLIGHTLY FASTER MOTION TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR NORTH-NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY. A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS FORECAST BY WEDNESDAY EVENING, FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST ON THURSDAY MORNING. ON THIS TRACK, THE CORE OF HURRICANE DORIAN WILL MOVE DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO THE FLORIDA EAST COAST AND OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 110 MILES PER HOURS WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES FROM THE CENTER, AND TROPICAL STORM-FORCE-WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES FROM THE CENTER.

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY’S DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR IN NEW PROVIDENCE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HURRICANE MODELS INDICATE THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS IS STILL BEING EXPERIENCED IN GRAND BAHAMA, ABACO, BERRY ISLANDS, AND BIMINI TONIGHT. ALSO, STRONG FEEDER BANDS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE REMAINDER OF THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS, INCLUDING NEW PROVIDENCE, ANDROS, ELEUTHERA, EXUMA, CAT ISLAND, RUM CAY SAN SALVADOR AND LONG ISLAND. WITHIN THESE FEEDER BANDS, THERE WILL BE HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF TORNADIC ACTIVITY.

WATER LEVELS SHOULD CONTINUE TO SLOWLY SUBSIDE ON GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND AND ABACO THROUGHOUT TODAY. NEAR THE COAST, THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE WAVES.

DORIAN IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 30 INCHES; FLOODING CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN SEVERAL AREAS ON THE ISLANDS OF NEW PROVIDENCE, ELEUTHERA, ANDROS, EXUMA, CAT ISLAND, AND LONG ISLAND.

MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO REMAIN IN PORT AS LARGE TO DANGEROUS SWELLS ARE AFFECTING THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS.

THE NEXT ALERT ON HURRICANE DORIAN WILL BE ISSUED AT 3:00 AM, WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2019.

PREPARED BY: MICHAEL Stubbs/IAN McKenzie

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