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Special Marine Warning - Mar. 8
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Mar 8, 2020 - 12:15:50 PM

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THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FROM 12:00 AM EST SUNDAY 08TH MARCH 2020  A SPECIAL MARINE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF THE NORTHWEST, CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDING BEHIND A COLD FRONT ALONG WITH A DEEP NORTH ATLANTIC LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS AFFECTING THE WEATHER ACROSS THE BAHAMAS TODAY. THESE SYSTEMS ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE NEAR GALE TO GALE FORCE WINDS ACROSS THE ISLANDS BEGINNING TONIGHT. LARGE AND DANGEROUS WAVE UP TO 15 FEET ARE EXPECTED ALONG ATLANTIC EXPOSURES AND 6 TO 9 FEET ALONG THE LEE SIDE OF THE ISLANDS. 

STRONG NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS, SEVERE SEA SWELLS AND HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN AFFECTING THE WARNING AREAS, ESPECIALLY THE NORTH AND EAST COAST WATERS TONIGHT.  MOTORIST AND PEDESTRIANS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION ALONG COASTAL ROADS FOR POSSIBLE FLOODING, DEBRIS AND SEA SPRAY OVER TOPPING SEA WALLS. THE CONDITIONS ARE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS FOR WAY FARERS AND MOTORIST WHO MUST TRAVERSE THE FISHING HOLE ROAD ON THE ISLAND OF GRAND BAHAMA AND THE GLASS WINDOW BRIDGE ON THE ISLAND OF ELEUTHERA. RESIDENTS THAT LIVE ALONG THE SEA SHORE MAY EXPERIENCE THE INTRUSION OF WATER ONTO THEIR PROPERTY ESPECIALLY DURING HIGH TIDE. 

DANGEROUS SEA SWELLS AND HAZARDOUS SURF CAN COMBINE TO CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS FOR BEACH GOERS AND MARINERS. SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS ARE ADVISED TO REMAIN IN PORT AND BEACH GOERS ARE TO REFRAIN FROM ENTERING THE WATER DUE TO THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.   
ISSUED BY: FORECASTER ANASTASHIA FERNANDER

12:00 AM SUNDAY 08TH MARCH 2020

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