News Item on Tropical Storm Joyce

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September 14, 2018

News Item on Tropical Storm Joyce issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section at NOON FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

… JOYCE MOVING SOUTHWESTWARD BUT EXPECTED TO TURN EASTWARD BY TONIGHT…

AT 11:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM JOYCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.6°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 44.6° WEST OR ABOUT 1090 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES.

TROPICAL STORM JOYCE IS MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTH NEAR 8 MPH. JOYCE IS FORECAST TO SLOW DOWN AND TURN EASTWARD BY TONIGHT, AND THEN ACCELERATE NORTHEASTWARD OVER THE WEEKEND.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. JOYCE IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO A DEPRESSION SATURDAY NIGHT OR SUNDAY.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6PM.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: PATRICIA WEEKS

News date : 09/14/2018    Category : Hurricane, Press Releases, Weather

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