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Hurricane Season Outlook by Wayne Neely - May 26, 2017 - 7:49:04 PM

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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 2017 season.

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 factors...
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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

General 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...
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Arlene: Rare Tropical Storm forms in North Atlantic Ocean, Poses no threat to land - Apr 21, 2017 - 1:27:25 AM

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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.

At 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 Azores...
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Subtropical Depression One; First April System in Atlantic Since 2003 - Apr 19, 2017 - 6:23:36 PM

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NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM WEDNESDAY 19TH APRIL 2017.

...SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE BY THURSDAY...
AT 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.
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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...

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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 Wednesday.

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...
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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.

A 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 WATERS...
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Hurricane Nicole Generating Large Swells In The Atlantic … - Oct 16, 2016 - 12:29:31 PM


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NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE NICOLE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM SUNDAY 16TH OCTOBER 2016.

… HURRICANE NICOLE GENERATING LARGE SWELLS IN THE ATLANTIC …

AT 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...

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Hurricane Nicole poses no threat to The Bahamas - Oct 11, 2016 - 6:18:12 PM

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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…

AT 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 OF BERMUDA...
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(Updated) All Airports in The Bahamas (except Grand Bahama) to Open on Saturday, October 8th - Oct 8, 2016 - 1:00:43 PM


UPDATED: As of this morning (Saturday Oct 8), NEMA has advised that the Grand Bahama Airport is NOT open to the public as yet,  but did open at 12 noon for general aviation and for emergency flights.

Grand Bahama International Airport will reopen before Monday, the Department of Civil Aviation has advised.
News : International
Florida Keys providing recovery assistance to The Bahamas - Oct 7, 2016 - 11:35:54 AM

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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 Key West...
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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...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
ALERT #45 - Matthew Moving Parallel To And Just Offshore The East Coast Of Florida… - Oct 7, 2016 - 5:37:44 AM

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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…

A 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...
News : New Providence
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to remain closed on Friday - Oct 6, 2016 - 11:25:44 PM


The Tribune
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.

The 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 8am.

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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 Joaquin.

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 Exuma...
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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...
News : Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama Power: No planned, controlled shutdowns - Oct 6, 2016 - 1:07:04 PM

"GRAND BAHAMA POWER CO. wishes to inform customers that there will be no planned, controlled shutdown of our systems. We will generate and transmit power throughout
#HurricaneMatthew 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."
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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...

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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...

News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
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.

Minister for 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...
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