Hurricane Season 2019

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Severe Weather Warning Update
Severe Weather Warning Update

August 12, 2019

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA, ABACO AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NEW PROVIDENCE AND ANDROS AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS...

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Severe Weather Warning

August 09, 2019

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued A Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 9:30 AM EDT until 11:30 AM FRIDAY 09TH AUGUST 2019...

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Severe Weather Warning

August 07, 2019

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 12:30PM EDT until2:30PM WEDNESDAY 07TH AUGUST 2019...

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING UPDATE
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING UPDATE

August 06, 2019

The Bahaams Department of Meterology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for TuesdayTUESDAY 6TH AUGUST 2019 FROM 10:45 AM EDT until 12:45 PM EDT...

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Severe Weather Warning Update
Severe Weather Warning Update

August 01, 2019

The Bahamas Department of Meterology has issued A Severe Thunderstorm Warming from 5:00PM EDT until 7:00 PM EDT THURSDAY 1 AUGUST 2019...

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More Hurricane News

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

August 18, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:36:08 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

August 18, 2019

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ABNT20 KNHC 182335

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 PM EDT Sun Aug 18 2019

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

A low pressure area located about 100 miles east of Norfolk,

Virginia, is producing limited shower and thunderstorm activity.

This low is moving northeastward, away from the United States, and

has only a slight chance to significantly organize through Monday

before upper-level winds become unfavorable for further

development.

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

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.

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Forecaster Blake

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

August 18, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:09:37 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

August 18, 2019

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ABNT20 KNHC 181709

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 PM EDT Sun Aug 18 2019

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

A low pressure system near the North Carolina Outer Banks is moving

into the Atlantic. Upper-level winds are forecast to be only

marginally conducive for development while the system moves

northeastward to east-northeastward, and away from the U.S. east

coast, during the next couple of days.

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

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

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Forecaster Pasch

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

August 18, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:47:57 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

August 18, 2019

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ABNT20 KNHC 181146

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 AM EDT Sun Aug 18 2019

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

A small low pressure system located over eastern North Carolina is

producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Any tropical

development today is expected to be limited due to the system's

proximity to land. By tonight, the low is expected to move

northeastward over the Atlantic, where some further organization

could occur before the system encounters cooler waters in a day or

so. The low is forecast to produce heavy rainfall along with a

threat of flash flooding in coastal portions of North Carolina

through this evening. Please see products from your local National

Weather Service off...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

August 18, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:19:15 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

August 18, 2019

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ABNT20 KNHC 180515

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

200 AM EDT Sun Aug 18 2019

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

A small low pressure system located along the North Carolina coast

near Wilmington is producing a compact area of showers and

thunderstorms. Any tropical development today is expected to be

limited due to the system's proximity to land. By Sunday night, the

low is expected to move northeastward over the warmer Atlantic

waters offshore of the Outer Banks, where some further organization

could occur before the system encounters cooler waters on Tuesday.

The low is forecast to produce heavy rainfall along with a threat of

flash flooding in coastal portions of South and North Carolina

through this...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

August 17, 2019

No tropical cyclones as of Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:17:18 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

August 17, 2019

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ABNT20 KNHC 172317

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

800 PM EDT Sat Aug 17 2019

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

A small low pressure system located along the South Carolina coast

about midway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston is producing

disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Tropical development of

this system is expected to be slow to occur tonight and Sunday due

to proximity to land as the disturbance moves northeastward along or

near the coast of the Carolinas. By early Monday, however, the low

is expected to move over the warmer Atlantic waters, where some

further organization could occur. The low is forecast to produce

heavy rainfall along with a threat of flash flooding in eastern

portions ...

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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.

Saffir-Simpson Scale | Hurricane Season 2017

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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