Hurricane Season 2019

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Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 11th to 17th November 2019

November 12, 2019

General Situation: A cold front will exit the SE Bahamas as high pressure ridge builds north of the Bahamas through Tuesday. A second cold front will move southeastwards across South Florida, then into the NW Bahamas by Wednesday morning followed by a building high pressure ridge north of the area. As this second front moves through the Bahamas in the vicinity of the Central and SE Bahamas, while a third front will push through the United States with pre-frontal activity reaching the NW Bahamas late Friday into early Saturday. By late early Sunday, the front will reach the Central Bahamas as high pressure building in its wake.

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Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 07th to 13rd November 2019

November 07, 2019

General Situation: A weak cold front will move near the NW Bahamas early Thursday, then dissipate as it shifts eastwards later. Meanwhile, a stronger cold front will shift south-eastwards across the area by late Friday into early Saturday morning bringing cloudiness and some pockets of unsettled weather to the archipelago. The cold front stalls across the Central Bahamas on Sunday as a high pressure ridge builds north of the area. The front will become quasi-stationary across the Bahamas through Tuesday, exiting just as another cooler cold front moves through the NW Bahamas by Wednesday morning...

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Severe Weather Warning Update for Grand Bahama and Its Adjacent Waters from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

November 06, 2019

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

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Severe Weather Warning Update for Grand Bahamas and Its Adjacent Waters

November 06, 2019

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS...

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Rebekah Becomes a post-tropical remnant low.
Rebekah Becomes a post-tropical remnant low.

November 01, 2019

REBEKAH BECOMES A POST-TROPICAL REMNANT LOW. AT 5:00 AM AST, THE CENTER OF POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE REBEKAH WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 40.6° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 29.0° WEST OR 140 MILES NORTH OF THE CENTRAL AZORES...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 17, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Sun, 17 Nov 2019 05:08:54 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 17, 2019

000

ABNT20 KNHC 170508

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

100 AM EST Sun Nov 17 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A large area of disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms located

over the central Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles east of the

northern Leeward Islands is associated with an upper-level low and

surface trough. Some slow development of this system is possible

during the next few days while it moves northwestward and then

northward over the open Atlantic. The disturbance is forecast to

merge with a frontal system after midweek and further development

is not expected after that time.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 16, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Sat, 16 Nov 2019 23:22:52 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 16, 2019

199

ABNT20 KNHC 162322

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

700 PM EST Sat Nov 16 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms located over

the central Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles east of the

northern Leeward Islands is associated with an upper-level low and

surface trough. Some slow development of this system is possible

during the next few days while it moves northwestward and then

northward over the open Atlantic. The disturbance is forecast to

merge with a frontal system late next week and further development

is not expected after that time.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.
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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 16, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Sat, 16 Nov 2019 17:14:29 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 16, 2019

000

ABNT20 KNHC 161712

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

100 PM EST Sat Nov 16 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

An area of low pressure is expected to form a few hundred miles

northeast of the Leeward Islands late this weekend or early next

week. Some development is possible thereafter while the system

moves northwestward and then northward over the open Atlantic. The

disturbance is forecast to merge with a frontal system later next

week and further development is unlikely after that time.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

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Forecaster Zelinsky

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 16, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:31:56 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 16, 2019

000

ABNT20 KNHC 161126

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

700 AM EST Sat Nov 16 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

An area of low pressure is expected to form a few hundred miles

northeast of the Leeward Islands late this weekend or early next

week. Some development is possible thereafter while the system

moves northwestward and then northward over the open Atlantic. The

disturbance is forecast to merge with a frontal system later next

week and further development is unlikely after that time.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.

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Forecaster Zelinsky

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 16, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Sat, 16 Nov 2019 05:15:25 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 16, 2019

000

ABNT20 KNHC 160503

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

100 AM EST Sat Nov 16 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

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Forecaster Brown

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Preparing your home | Hurricane Seaso


Tips on preparing your home for a storm

  • Clear away any debris in your yard and bring any loose items such as patio furniture inside or anchor them securely

  • Trim trees

  • Repair any leaks or damaged areas of your roof

  • Clean your gutters and clear any drains

  • Prepare shutters or plywood to cover all windows

  • Prepare sandbags for use at entryways to help keep out potential floodwater

  • Clean out your freezer and refrigerator removing all perishable items. Turn the refrigerator on MAXIMUM COLD and open as little as possible

  • Close and secure all propane tanks

  • Fill your tub and other bottles with tap water for bathing and general use


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The Saffir-Simpson Scale

The Saffir-Simpson Scale is the scale used to measure the intensity of hurricanes. It has 5 categories with a category 5 being the strongest and most destructive marked by sustained winds exceeding 157mph.

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Category 1 - Sustained winds 74-95mph
Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days.

Category 2 - Sustained winds 96-110mph
Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage: Well-constructed frame homes could sustain major roof and siding damage. Many shallowly rooted trees will be snapped or uprooted and block numerous roads. Near-total power loss is expected with outages that could last from several days to weeks.

Category 3 - Sustained winds 111-129mph
Devastating damage will occur: Well-built framed homes may incur major damage or removal of roof decking and gable ends. Many trees will be snapped or uprooted, blocking numerous roads. Electricity and water will be unavailable for several days to weeks after the storm passes.

Category 4 - Sustained winds 130-156mph
Catastrophic damage will occur: Well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.

Category 5 - Sustained winds 157mph+
Catastrophic damage will occur: A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.


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