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Severe Weather Warning- Oct. 22
Oct 22, 2021 - 11:19:03 AM

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 10:35 AM TO 12:35 PM EDT FRIDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2021.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT WEST END GRAND BAHAMA, GREAT EXUMA, LONG ISLAND, ACKLINS,  CROOKED ISLAND AND RAGGED ISLAND ALONG WITH THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 10:30AM LIGHTNING DETECTOR, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF SHOWERS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH LOW TO MID LEVEL TROUGHING AND A MOIST UNSTABLE AIRMALL MOVING NORTHWESTWARD TOWARDS AND ACROSS THE WARNING AREA.

SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SEVERE AT TIMES CAUSING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY. LOCALIZED FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE DURING THESE STORMS.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR AND RESIDENTS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS.

 

ISSUED BY DUTY FORECASTER: S. MATHER
ISSUED: 22/10/21 @ 10:35 AM

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