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Subtropical Storm Leslie and Tropical Depression Kirk
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Sep 24, 2018 - 6:13:30 AM

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NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL STORM LESLIE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…LESLIE CHANGES LITTLE IN STRENGTH OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC…

AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL STORM LESLIE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 32.6°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 48.6° WEST OR ABOUT 1270 MILES WEST OF THE AZORES.

SUBTROPICAL STORM LESLIE IS MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTH AT 6 MPH, AND LITTLE MOTION IS EXPECTED TODAY. AN EASTWARD MOTION AT A FASTER FORWARD SPEED IS FORECAST TONIGHT AND TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 40 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO, BUT LESLIE IS FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN WHEN IT MERGES WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM IN TWO TO THREE DAYS.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON, IF NECESSARY.

PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON

24/09/2018.

                                                                   
NEWS ITEM

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION KIRK ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…KIRK MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD…

AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION KIRK WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 9.5°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 37.4° WEST OR ABOUT 950 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS OR 1615 MILES EAST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION KIRK IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT 24 MPH, AND THIS FAST MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER DAY OR SO.  A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED BY WEDNESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  ALTHOUGH SLIGHT STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT KIRK COULD DEGENERATE INTO A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO WHILE IT MOVES QUICKLY ACROSS THE TROPICAL CENTRAL ATLANTIC.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON, IF NECESSARY.

PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON
24/09/2018.

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