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News items: Tropical Depression Florence and Joyce; Post-Tropical Cyclone Helene
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Sep 16, 2018 - 12:02:00 PM

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NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE HELENE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…HELENE NOW A POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE…

…THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY…

AT 11:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE HELENE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 43.8°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 25.7° WEST OR ABOUT 405 MILES NORTH OF THE AZORES.

HELENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AT 29 MPH, AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE WILL APPROACH IRELAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM ON MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE TODAY.  SOME WEAKENING IS EXPECTED BY MONDAY, AND THE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO BE ABSORBED BY ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE AREA BY EARLY TUESDAY.

THIS NEWS ITEM WILL BE THE LAST.

PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON

 
NEWS ITEM
 
NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION JOYCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…JOYCE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION…

AT 11:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION JOYCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.7°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 34.3° WEST OR ABOUT 465 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES.

JOYCE IS MOVING TOWARD THEEAST-NORTHEAST AT 18 MPH, AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. AFTER THAT TIME, THE CYCLONE SHOULD SLOW DOWN AND TURN TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST AND THEN THE SOUTHWEST AWAY FROM THE AZORES.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 35 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  GRADUAL WEAKENING IS EXPECTED, AND JOYCE COULD DEGENERATE INTO A TROUGH OR A REMNANT LOW WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6PM.
 
PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON

NEWS ITEM
 
NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION FLORENCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…FLORENCE CONTINUES TO PRODUCE WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINS OVER MUCH OF NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA. FLASH FLOODING AND MAJOR RIVER FLOODING WILL CONTINUE OVER A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE CAROLINAS…

AT 11:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FLORENCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 34.0°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 81.8° WEST OR ABOUT 40 MILES WEST OF COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA OR 215 MILES SOUTHWEST OF RALEIGH NORTH CAROLINA.

FLORENCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6PM.

 PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON


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