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 December 11-16, 2018
Weather Forecast for The Bahamas December 11-16, 2018

December 11, 2018

A cold front extends across the Northwest Bahamas and will drift southeastwards and into the Central Bahamas on Tuesday and into the Southeast Bahamas by Wednesday...

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Weather Forecast for The Bahamas December 7-12, 2018
Weather Forecast for The Bahamas December 7-12, 2018

December 07, 2018

A weakening cold front extends from the Atlantic to across the Southeast Bahamas and will slowly drift southeastwards and dissipate into Saturday. A ridge of high pressure building across the Bahamas...

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Weather Forecast December 4-9, 2018
Weather Forecast December 4-9, 2018

December 05, 2018

A ridge of high pressure across the Bahamas will gradually slide eastwards through Tuesday with pleasant weather across the area...

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NEMA thankful 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season had no impact on The Bahamas
NEMA thankful 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season had no impact on The Bahamas

December 03, 2018

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended on a cool note Friday, November 30 as a cold front is expected to move into The Bahamas the first week of December...

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The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

December 02, 2018

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 30, 2018

No tropical cyclones as of Fri, 30 Nov 2018 23:41:39 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 30, 2018

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ABNT20 KNHC 302336

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

700 PM EST Fri Nov 30 2018

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

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

This is the last regularly scheduled Tropical Weather Outlook of

the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Routine issuance of the

Tropical Weather Outlook will resume on June 1, 2019. During the

off-season, Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued as

conditions warrant.

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Forecaster Beven

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Weather Forecast for The Bahamas November 30-December 5, 2018
Weather Forecast for The Bahamas November 30-December 5, 2018

November 30, 2018

A weakening stationary front continues to linger just south of the Bahamas and will gradually wash out. High pressure centered across Florida will dominate the weather across the Bahamas...

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There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

November 30, 2018

No tropical cyclones as of Fri, 30 Nov 2018 17:08:28 GMT

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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

November 30, 2018

000

ABNT20 KNHC 301707

TWOAT

Tropical Weather Outlook

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

100 PM EST Fri Nov 30 2018

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 Stewart

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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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