Hurricane Season Outlook by Wayne Neely
- May 26, 2017 - 7:49:04 PM
In less than a week, the 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season will
officially begin and during this time most Bahamians are a bit uneasy
due impart to the recent powerful and very devastating Hurricanes Matthew
which struck many of the islands in the NW Bahamas(New Providence,
North Andros and Grand Bahama) and Joaquin which struck many of the
islands in the Central and SE Bahamas (Acklins, Crooked Island, Rum Cay,
San Salvador, Inagua and Long Island). I had a chance to speak to several
of the hurricane experts within the region about the outlook for the
Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane researchers Phil Klotzbach and
his team in April were predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic
hurricane season in 2017, citing the potential development of El Niño as
well as recent anomalous cooling in the tropical Atlantic as primary
Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast starting Friday, May 26th
- May 26, 2017 - 11:50:10 AM
This is the Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Friday 26th May 2017
situation: A cold front in the vicinity of the extreme Northwest
Bahamas will become stationary while it continues to support pockets of
unsettled weather today.
Special warnings: No warnings.
For the Northwest Bahamas: Weather: Variable cloudiness and hot today with a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through tonight...
Arlene: Rare Tropical Storm forms in North Atlantic Ocean, Poses no threat to land
- Apr 21, 2017 - 1:27:25 AM
News Item on Tropical Storm Arlene issued by The Bahamas Department of
Meteorology Forecast Office Section, at 6pm, Thursday, April 20, 2017.
A rare tropical storm forms in the North Atlantic; it is still expected to dissipate on Friday, April 21.
It is the first named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Arlene and poses no threat to land.
5pm, the center of Tropical Depression One was located near latitude
37.7°north and longitude 42.0° west or about 815 miles west of the
Subtropical Depression One; First April System in Atlantic Since 2003
- Apr 19, 2017 - 6:23:36 PM
NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT
OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM WEDNESDAY 19TH APRIL
...SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE BY THURSDAY...
5PM, THE CENTER OF SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE
32.4°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 40.0° WEST OR ABOUT 830 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST
OF THE AZORES.
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast starting January 26th
- Jan 27, 2017 - 5:32:03 AM
GENERAL SITUATION: WEAK HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE LIES ACROSS THE BAHAMAS AS A COLD FRONT MOVES IN FOR THE WEEKEND.
FRIDAY 27TH – COLD FRONT MOVES INTO THE EXTREME NW BAHAMAS BY
EVENING…Sunny and warm with increasing cloudiness, showers and isolated
thunderstorms in the Northwest Bahamas during the afternoon through the
night. Maximum temperature 84°F and Minimum temperature 66°F. Winds
South-Southwest to West-Southwest 10 to 15kts. Seas 2 to 4ft. WINDS AND
SEAS HIGHER IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast starting November 17th
- Nov 17, 2016 - 1:00:54 PM
GENERAL SITUATION: A cold front across the Southeast Bahamas will
become stationary just south of the area today as high pressure ridge
builds over the entire Bahamas in its wake. Another cold front will
enter the Northwest Bahamas by late Saturday or early Sunday and quickly
trek to the Southeast Bahamas on Monday. Meanwhile a strong high
pressure ridge will keep brisk winds across the Bahamas through
Thursday 17th – Mostly sunny and warm during
the day but lingering cloudy periods and showers across the SE Bahamas
through night time. Fair to clear skies and mild at night elsewhere. Max
Temperature 78°F and Min Temperature 66°F...
Severe weather warning issued for Andros, New Providence, Berry Islands, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Exuma, Long Island, & Ragged Island
- Oct 16, 2016 - 5:30:11 PM
THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 3:30 PM TO 7:30PM, SUNDAY, 16TH OCTOBER 2016.
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF ANDROS, NEW
PROVIDENCE, THE BERRY ISLANDS, ELEUTHERA, CAT ISLAND, EXUMA AND ITS
CAYS, LONG ISLAND, AND THE RAGGED ISLAND CHAIN AND THEIR ADJACENT
Hurricane Nicole Generating Large Swells In The Atlantic …
- Oct 16, 2016 - 12:29:31 PM
THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT
… HURRICANE NICOLE GENERATING LARGE
SWELLS IN THE ATLANTIC …
5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF
HURRICANE NICOLE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 39.2°NORTH AND
LONGITUDE 47.7° WEST OR ABOUT 585 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND...
Hurricane Nicole poses no threat to The Bahamas
- Oct 11, 2016 - 6:18:12 PM
NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE NICOLE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF
METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM TUESDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2016.
… NICOLE CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN…
5:00PM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE NICOLE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE
27.4°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 66.4° WEST OR ABOUT 350 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST
Florida Keys providing recovery assistance to The Bahamas
- Oct 7, 2016 - 11:35:54 AM
The Florida Keys are teaming up to provide recovery assistance to The
Bahamas, said a statement on their Facebook page which continues:
"Marathon City Manager Chuck Lindsey and city Manager Jim Scholl
have coordinated with Bahamian Defense Force Commander Bethel to
provide some assistance. The Bahamian Defense Force has been docked in
Key West Harbor to stay out of the path of Hurricane Matthew. We are
currently collecting cases of bottled water as well as diapers for the
ships to take back to The Bahamas when they return. Anyone wishing to
help should drop the items at the Palm Avenue Public Works facility in
All Clear issued for entire Bahamas after Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 7, 2016 - 9:48:09 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED
AN ALL CLEAR FOR THE ENTIRE BAHAMAS, WHICH WAS IMPACTED BY THE POWERFUL
HURRICANE MATTHEW OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS.
ALERT #46 ON HURRICANE MATTHEW ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 9 AM, FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER, 2016.
THE ALL CLEAR FOR THE ENTIRE BAHAMAS HAS BEEN ISSUED...
ALERT #45 - Matthew Moving Parallel To And Just Offshore The East Coast Of Florida…
- Oct 7, 2016 - 5:37:44 AM
ALERT #45 ON HURRICANE MATTHEW ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER, 2016 AT 6AM EDT.
… EYE OF DANGEROUS HURRICANE MATTHEW MOVING PARALLEL TO AND JUST OFFSHORE THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA…
HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS. THIS
INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF ELEUTHERA NEW PROVIDENCE, ANDROS, THE BERRY
ISLANDS, BIMINI, ABACO AND GRAND BAHAMA...
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to remain closed on Friday
- Oct 6, 2016 - 11:25:44 PM
has reported that the Lynden Pindling International Airport will remain
closed on Friday as stakeholders begin the clear up operation with a
view to restoring operations on Saturday.
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) said on Thursday night that
staff are asked to report for work at 8am on Friday to begin the clear
up and to "dress comfortably". NAD also asked all stakeholders of the
airport - including airlines, airline services and others - to report at
All Clear issued for the Southeast Bahamas
- Oct 6, 2016 - 5:49:15 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued
an “ALL CLEAR” for islands in the Southeast Bahamas, which experienced a
Category 3 storm about one year after the devastating Hurricane
Those islands are Ingua, Ragged Island, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay and Samana Cay.
At 2am Thursday, the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near
latitude 23.7 degrees north and longitude 76.7 degrees west or about 63
miles west-northwest of George Town, Exuma, 38 south of Staniel Cay
NEMA: Persons with heavy-duty trucks or 10-wheelers asked to Volunteer in Rescue Efforts
- Oct 6, 2016 - 1:50:09 PM
THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, NEMA. IS IN THE PROCESS OF
COORDINATING EFFORTS TO RESCUE AND EVACUATE RESIDENTS WHO FIND
THEMSELVES TRAPPED IN THEIR HOMES DUE TO EXCESSIVE FLOODING CAUSED BY
THE POWERFUL HURRICANE MATTHEW.
NEMA HAS NOT AUTHORISED ANYONE TO
TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO GO OUT IN FLOODED COMMUNITIES AND RESCUE
PEOPLE, PUTTING ALL LIVES IN HARMS WAY.
NEMA IS ASKING INDIVIDUALS WITH HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS AND 10 WHEELERS TO VOLUNTEER THEIR SERVICES IN THIS RESCUE EFFORT...
Grand Bahama Power: No planned, controlled shutdowns
- Oct 6, 2016 - 1:07:04 PM
POWER CO. wishes to inform customers that there will be no planned,
controlled shutdown of our systems. We will generate and transmit power
as long as we safely can. We will have employees stationed at our
generation and distribution headquarters throughout the storm so that we
can begin to restore power as soon as it’s safe to do so. Should power
be lost, restoration will begin once the storm has passed and the
all-clear is given by NEMA. If you need to report a downed power lines
or poles, call our 24 hour hotline at 352-8411 or toll free from a cell
phone at 242 300 4826."
Several Nassau Hurricane Shelters at Capacity
- Oct 5, 2016 - 9:59:43 PM
October 5, 2016
The following Hurricane Shelters are at capacity levels:
Hill View Seventh Day Adventist Church – Tonique
Williams Darling Highway is at capacity with 305 people. Can accommodate 250.
New Providence Community Church, Blake Road is
at capacity with 183 people. Can accommodate 150.
St Barnabas Anglican Church on Wuff Road and
Blue Hill Road is at capacity with 60 people...
From Yamacraw to Western New Providence brace for storm surge; heavy rain
- Oct 5, 2016 - 8:56:19 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Due to the potential excessive
flooding posed by Hurricane Matthew, the National Emergency Management Agency,
NEMA, is strongly advising residents in low-lying areas to evacuate and seek
the nearest hurricane shelters in their respective areas.
According to the Bahamas Department of Meteorology,
residents in low-lying areas and on coastal roads should contact their local
district administrator or NEMA office to make arrangements for relocation to a
hurricane shelter before the onset of the tropical storm force winds...
Grand Bahama Residents in Low-Lying Areas Urged to Move Before Arrival of Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 5, 2016 - 5:24:12 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Members of Grand Bahama’s Disaster
Preparedness Committee held a press briefing on Wednesday morning in
preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, which is currently
moving through The Bahamas as a Category 3 storm.
Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville said “Grand Bahama is in its
final stage of our Disaster Response Plan and I’m quite pleased with my
travels from East to West Grand Bahama, that the residents are taking
this storm very seriously.”
He stressed that those residents in
low-lying areas ought to seek refuge in the Hurricane Shelters that were
opened from 12 this afternoon...