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Bahamas Weather Last Updated: Dec 19, 2019 - 10:31:39 AM


Severe weather thunderstorm warning for Ragged Island
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Dec 19, 2019 - 9:40:07 AM

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 9:40 AM EDT UNTIL 11:40 AM, THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2019.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR RAGGED ISLAND AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 9:30 AM, LIGHTNING DETECTOR, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED LINES AND CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVING TOWARDS AND ACROSS THE WARNING AREA ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT IN THE VICINITY OF THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS.

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

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.

FORECASTER: CHARVARI WATSON-RAHMING/G GREENE
ISSUED: 19/12/2019 @ 9:40 AM

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