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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Is now in effect for Grand Bahama and Abaco
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Dec 4, 2018 - 4:30:27 PM

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING UPDATE

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS UPDATED THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 4:10PM UNTIL 6:10PM EDT TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2018 TO INCLUDE THE ENTIRE GRAND BAHAMA AREA.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA AND ABACO ALONG WITH THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 4:10 PM OBSERVATION, LIGHTNING DETECTOR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVING TOWARDS AND ACROSS GRAND BAHAMA AND ABACO.

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 DURING HEAVY DOWNPOURS IS LIKELY IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS.

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

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