April 21, 2017
News Item on Tropical Storm Arlene issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, at 6AM Friday, April 21st, 2017.
...ARLENE MOVES QUICKLY OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC…
…STILL EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE LATER TODAY...
At 5AM, the Center of Tropical Storm Arlene was located near 40.0° North and Longitude 48.0° West or about 1135 Miles West-NorthWest of the Azores.
TROPICAL STORM ARLENE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 31 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TODAY.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ARLENE IS FORECAST TO BECOME ABSORBED BY A LARGE EXTRA-TROPICAL LOW AND DISSIPATE LATER TODAY.
THIS SYSTEM POSES NO THREAT TO THE BAHAMAS.
THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON.
PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: IAN V. MCKENZIE