Hurricane Season 2018

Hurricane Headlines

News Item on Hurricane Oscar

October 29, 2018

News Item on Hurricane Oscar issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section at 6AM, MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2018...

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Tropical storm Willa moves inland across Mexico
Tropical storm Willa moves inland across Mexico

October 24, 2018

Storm Willa is moving inland after it made landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast.

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Seven Day Weather Forecast for The Bahamas, October 18-24, 2018
Seven Day Weather Forecast for The Bahamas, October 18-24, 2018

October 18, 2018

A strong high pressure ridge north of the Bahamas will continue to produce brisk winds across the area through Friday. High pressure ridge will weaken over the area through the weekend...

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UPDATE on Tropical Storm Nadine

October 12, 2018

News Item on Tropical Storm Nadine issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast Office Section at NOON FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2018.

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Hurricane Michael leaves 'unimaginable destruction'
Hurricane Michael leaves 'unimaginable destruction'

October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael left "unimaginable destruction" as it ploughed into coastal areas of Florida, the state's governor, Rick Scott says.

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More Hurricane News

Weather Forecast for The Bahamas-March 22-27, 2019
Weather Forecast for The Bahamas-March 22-27, 2019

March 22, 2019

A cold front across the SE Bahamas with a low pressure system near east Cuba continue to produce cloudiness and showers across the area while a second cold front moves south-eastwards across the NW Bahamas with few scattered showers...

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Severe Weather Warming
Severe Weather Warming

March 19, 2019

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 8:10AM EST UNTIL 10:10 AM EST TUESDAY 19TH MARCH 2019...

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Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from-March 18-24th, 2019
Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from-March 18-24th, 2019

March 18, 2019

A cold front along with pre-frontal activity will slowly move south-eastwards across the NW Bahamas today pushed by building high pressure ridge in its wake...

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Weather Forecast for The Bahamas, March 12-17, 2019
Weather Forecast for The Bahamas, March 12-17, 2019

March 12, 2019

High pressure ridge extending from the Atlantic high pressure system across the Bahamas with little or no associated weather...

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Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from March 7-13, 2019
Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from March 7-13, 2019

March 07, 2019

A cold front across the SE Bahamas will continue to move south-eastwards as high pressure ridge over the Eastern United States produces brisk winds with cooler conditions over the Bahamas...

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Severe Weather Warning
Severe Weather Warning

March 05, 2019

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has re-issued a Severe Weather Warning from 5:00 PM EST UNTIL 7:00 PM EST TUESDAY 5TH MARCH 2019...

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Severe Weather Warning
Severe Weather Warning

March 05, 2019

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 3:00 PM EST UNTIL 5:00 PM EST TUESDAY 5TH MARCH 2019...

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Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from March 4-10, 2019
Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from March 4-10, 2019

March 04, 2019

A ridge of high pressure across the Bahamas will shift south and east of the area as a cold front over Central Florida moves south-eastward to near the Extreme NW Bahamas this evening...

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Weather Forecast for The Bahamas February 26-March 3, 2019
Weather Forecast for The Bahamas February 26-March 3, 2019

February 26, 2019

A cold front will slowly move south-eastward across the NW Bahamas as high pressure ridge builds in its wake through Monday night...

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Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from February 21-27, 2019
Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from February 21-27, 2019

February 21, 2019

A ridge of high pressure continues to build across the area while producing moderate to strong breezes over the Bahama Islands through the weekend...

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Preparing your home | Hurricane Season 2018


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


Checklist | Hurricane Season 2018



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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.


Understanding Hurricanes



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