News Item on Hurricane Leslie

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October 11, 2018

News Item on Hurricane Leslie issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology, Forecast Office Section at 6AM, THURSDAY, 11TH OCTOBER, 2018.

…LESLIE EXPECTED TO REMAIN A HURRICANE FOR COUPLE OF DAYS…

AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE LESLIE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.4°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 40.1° WEST OR ABOUT 1055 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES.

LESLIE IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 10 MPH, AND THIS GENERAL MOTION WITH SOME INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. A SLOWER SOUTHEASTWARD MOTION IS FORECAST TO BEGIN BY LATE SUNDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 80 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS, BUT WEAKENING IS EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 12PM.

PREPARED BY ON-DUTY FORECASTER: KAYLINDA WARD-FORBES

News date : 10/11/2018    Category : Hurricane, Press Releases, Weather

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