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Hurricane Irma update by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology 9pm
By Orson Nixon - Bahamas Dept. of Meteorology
Sep 4, 2017 - 10:53:13 PM

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9pm  Sept. 4, 2017 News Item On Hurricane Irma Issued By The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, At 6pm Monday 04th September 2017.

Irma Strengthens As It Heads Toward The Leeward Islands …

Preparations Within The Warning Area Should Be Rushed To Completion …

At 5:00pm Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Irma Was Located Near Latitude 16.7° North And Longitude 54.4° West Or About 490 Miles East Of The Leeward Islands.

Hurricane Irma Is Moving Toward The West Near 13 Mph And This General Motion Is Expected To Continue Into Tuesday, Followed By A Turn Toward The West-northwestward Late Tuesday.  On The Forecast Track, The Center Of Irma Will Move Near Or Over Portions Of The Northern Leeward Islands Tuesday Night And Early Wednesday.

Maximum Sustained Winds Have Increased To Near 130 Miles Per Hour (Mph) With Higher Gusts.  Irma Is A Category 4 Hurricane On The Saffir-simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Additional Strengthening Is Forecast During The Next 48 Hours.

Sept. 4, 2017

6pm - News Item On Hurricane Irma Issued By The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, At 6pm Monday 04th September 2017.

Irma Strengthens As It Heads Toward The Leeward Islands …

Preparations Within The Warning Area Should Be Rushed To Completion …

At 5:00pm Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Irma Was Located Near Latitude 16.7° North And Longitude 54.4° West Or About 490 Miles East Of The Leeward Islands.

Hurricane Irma Is Moving Toward The West Near 13 Mph And This General Motion Is Expected To Continue Into Tuesday, Followed By A Turn Toward The West-northwestward Late Tuesday.  On The Forecast Track, The Center Of Irma Will Move Near Or Over Portions Of The Northern Leeward Islands Tuesday Night And Early Wednesday.

Maximum Sustained Winds Have Increased To Near 130 Miles Per Hour (Mph) With Higher Gusts.  Irma Is A Category 4 Hurricane On The Saffir-simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Additional Strengthening Is Forecast During The Next 48 Hours.

The Next News Item Will Be Issued At 9pm.


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