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Severe weather warning 12pm
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
May 24, 2020 - 12:10:14 PM

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 12:00PM EDT TO 12:00AM SUNDAY 24TH MAY, 2020.
A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING AND FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS. 

AT 12:00 PM EDT, RADAR, LIGHTNING DETECTOR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY REFLECTED MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ALONG WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH LOW TO MID LEVEL TROUGHING AND A PERISTENT MOIST TROPICAL AIRMASS STREAMING FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO AND NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ACROSS THE WARNING AREA.

THIS MOIST AIRMASS IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE PROLONGED RAINFALL SO LOCALIZED FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DURING THIS EVENT. SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SEVERE AT TIMES AND MAY CAUSE STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY. 

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

ISSUED BY DUTY FORECASTER: ANASTASHIA FERNANDER/
C. WATSON-RAHMING
ISSUED: SUNDAY, 24TH MAY, 2020 @ 12 PM

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