ALERT #25 ON TROPICAL STORM ETA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER, 2020, AT 8PM EST.

BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY
Forecast Office Section
Telephone No. 377-7178/377-7040
Fax No. 377-5275
Nassau, Bahamas

…ETA CONTINUES TO PRODUCE STRONG WINDS OVER THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, AND HEAVY RAIN WITH LOCALIZED FLOODING OVER THE ENTIRE BAHAMAS TODAY…

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS. THIS INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF GRAND BAHAMA, ABACO, BIMINI, BERRY ISLANDS, ANDROS, NEW PROVIDENCE AND ELEUTHERA. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS COULD BE EXPERIENCED IN SOME OR ALL OF THE MENTIONED ISLANDS WITHIN 36 HOURS. THE TROPICAL STORM ALERT FOR THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

AT 7 PM EST, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ETA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.5 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 80.1 DEGREES WEST, OR ABOUT 65 MILES EAST OF MARATHON FLORIDA, OR ABOUT 90 MILES SOUTH OF MIAMI FLORIDA, OR ABOUT 165 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF KEMPS BAY ANDROS, OR ABOUT 165 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF NEW PROVIDENCE, OR ABOUT 100 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF ALICE TOWN BIMINI, OR ABOUT 165 MILES SOUTHSOUTHWEST OF FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA.

ETA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH (22 KM/H). THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS, FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE WEST LATER TONIGHT. A SLOWER WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD MOTION IS FORECAST LATE MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF ETA WILL PASS NEAR OR OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY, AND BE OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO LATE MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH (100 KM/H) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO AND ETA IS FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE AS IT MOVES NEAR OR OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 (280 KM) MILES FROM THE CENTER.

TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS CONTINUES OVER THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SUBSIDE BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 15 INCHES ARE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS THROUGH THURSDAY.

BOATERS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS ARE ADVISED TO REMAIN IN PORT AS ETA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS SWELLS THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

RESIDENTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS SHOULD HAVE COMPLETED PREPARATIONS FOR TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS AND LOCALIZED FLOODING IN LOW-LYING AREAS. RESIDENTS AND INTERESTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS SHOULD CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR ALERTS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY ON ETA.

THE NEXT ALERT ON TROPICAL STORM ETA WILL BE ISSUED AT 11PM EST SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2020.

ISSUED BY: KAYLINDA WARD-FORBES
(for) DIRECTOR

Tropical Storm ETA

Tropical Storm ETA

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