News Item on Hurricane Sally

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September 16, 2020

Newst Item on Hurricane Sally issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section at  12PM WEDNESDAY 16 TH, SEPTEMBER 2020.

...CATASTROPHIC AND LIFE-THREATENING FLOODING OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND SOUTHERN ALABAMA...

AT 11:00 AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SALLY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.6° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 87.4° WEST OR ABOUT 15 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF PENSACOLA FLORIDA.

SALLY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 5 MILES PER HOUR AND A NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD TO NORTHEASTWARD MOTION AT A SLIGHTLY FASTER FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. A FASTER NORTHEASTWARD MOTION IS FORECAST THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 80 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AS THE CENTER MOVES FARTHER INLAND THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT AND SALLY IS FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION BY THURSDAY MORNING.

THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6:00 PM.

PREPARED BY DUTY FORECASTER: GREGORY D THOMPSON

News date : 09/16/2020    Category : Hurricane, About Bahamians, Weather

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