Severe Weather Warning And Watch

Wed, May 15th 2024, 04:57 PM

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING AND WATCH FROM 3:40 PM TO 5:40 PM, WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY 2024.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA ALONG WITH ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BIMINI AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 3: 30 PM, LIGHTNING DETECTION, RADAR, AND SATELLITE IMAGERY CONTINUED TO DEPICT AN ORGANIZED LINE OF HEAVY SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS MIGRATING ACROSS THE GULF STREAM. THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE CURRENTLY LOCATED LESS THAN 35 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS AND ARE MOVING EASTWARDS. THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A PRE-FRONTAL TROUGH ACCOMPANIED BY FAVORABLE CONVECTIVE CONDITIONS.  

SOME OF THESE SHOWERS WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE STRONG TO SEVERE AT TIMES CAUSING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, AND WATERSPOUT ACTIVITY. LOCALIZED FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE DURING THESE STORMS.

BOATERS IN THE WATCH AREAS, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN THE GULF STREAM, SHOULD HAVE ALREADY SOUGHT SAFE HARBOUR, AND RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS.

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING AND WATCH FROM 3:40 PM TO 5:40 PM, WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY 2024.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA ALONG WITH ITS ADJACENT WATERS.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR BIMINI AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.
AT 3: 30 PM, LIGHTNING DETECTION, RADAR, AND SATELLITE IMAGERY CONTINUED TO DEPICT AN ORGANIZED LINE OF HEAVY SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS MIGRATING ACROSS THE GULF STREAM. THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE CURRENTLY LOCATED LESS THAN 35 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS AND ARE MOVING EASTWARDS. THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A PRE-FRONTAL TROUGH ACCOMPANIED BY FAVORABLE CONVECTIVE CONDITIONS.  
SOME OF THESE SHOWERS WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE STRONG TO SEVERE AT TIMES CAUSING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, AND WATERSPOUT ACTIVITY. LOCALIZED FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE DURING THESE STORMS.
BOATERS IN THE WATCH AREAS, ESPECIALLY THOSE IN THE GULF STREAM, SHOULD HAVE ALREADY SOUGHT SAFE HARBOUR, AND RESIDENTS SHOULD REMAIN INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS.
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