Tuesday, June 10, 2014

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING 3:30 - 8:30pm


NOTE: This has been DISCONTINUED


THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 3:30PM TUESDAY, JUNE 10TH, 2014…UNTIL 8:30PM.

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WHICH INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF:
  • ANDROS
  • NEW PROVIDENCE
  • ELEUTHERA 
  • THE BERRY ISLANDS
  • BIMINI
  • NORTHERN EXUMAS
  • GRAND BAHAMA
  • ABACO

AT 3:30PM, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATED CLUSTERS OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROF APPROACHING THE WESTERN BAHAMAS AFFECTING THE MENTIONED ISLANDS.  THESE STORMS ARE SLOW MOVING, TOWARDS THE NORTH TO NORTH-NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MILES PER HOUR.

THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE STRONG TO SEVERE AT TIMES AND ARE CAPABLE OF GENERATING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADO ACTIVITY.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR AND RESIDENTS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS DURING SEVERE STORMS. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTENING CONDUCTORS. THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS SO DRIVERS ARE ASKED TO DRIVE WITH CAUTION.
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ISSUED BY DUTY FORECASTER: NEIL ARMSTRONG
10TH JUNE, 2014 3:30PM

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