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Posted by:Sep 9th 2003, 04:19:32 pm
Fig Tree News TeamToday's Nassau Guardian:

Tropical depression "Henri" to bring prolonged showers
Met office keeping close eye on Hurricane Isabel

By TAMARA McKENZIE Guardian Staff Reporter

Sun lovers will have to wait until today, before showers throughout the capital dissipates, said Chief Met Officer, Basil Dean on Monday.

Mr. Dean said tropical storm Henri was downgraded to a tropical depression, however, a trough trailed out of Henri as it moved toward the northeast along the east coast of the United States resulting in prolonged showers.


"Trailing out of this is a trough that goes right across The Bahamas and looking at the models this morning, it suggests that this trough will remain over the northwest Bahamas right through Tuesday, possibly into Wednesday."


"We will be having periods of showers and thunder storms over the next two to three days as a result of this trough."


In regards to Hurricane Isobel that developed sometime last week, Mr. Dean said its effect on The Bahamas is very much "far off," but if it continues on a southwest track over the next five days, The Bahamas would be affected.


"One of the models I looked at suggest a curvature just slightly short of The Bahamas and it indicates that the southeast Bahamas may experience some effects of this (curvature) as early as Tuesday, before it takes a sharp turn towards the north," Mr. Dean said, adding that the sharp turn toward the north is what is really needed for The Bahamas not to be affected.


"If it (Isabel) continues to move toward the west, then a great portion of The Bahamas could possibly be affected by early next week, so we are monitoring Isobel very closely over the next several days," he said.


"Once it gets sufficiently close, we would then start getting people ready to take the necessary precautions."


Meanwhile, Hurricane Fabian, the sixth hurricane to raise red flags in The Bahamas early last week, ravaged the island of Bermuda. On Monday, Fabian's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 80 mph, down from the 120 mph winds that hit Bermuda on Friday. Forecasters expected it to dissolve and become extra tropical by Monday as it moves over cooler waters.


Fabian, the first Category 3 hurricane to hit Bermuda in 50 years, shredded trees and sheared off roofs across the island chain. Four people whose cars were swept off a causeway were still missing Sunday and feared dead.

The hurricane season officially ends on November 30.
Posted by:Sep 7th 2003, 01:14:35 pm
Fig Tree News TeamBULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION HENRI ADVISORY NUMBER 14
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 PM EDT SAT SEP 06 2003

...HENRI MOVING NORTHEAST INTO THE ATLANTIC...

AT 11 PM EDT...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION HENRI WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 79.1 WEST OR ABOUT
190 MILES...305 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA.

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH
...24 KM/HR...AND A CONTINUED MOTION IN THIS GENERAL DIRECTION WITH
A REDUCED FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH... 55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. HENRI MAY REGAIN TROPICAL STORM STRENGTH DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.

REPEATING THE 11 PM EDT POSITION...30.3 N... 79.1 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 35 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
5 AM EDT.

FORECASTER JARVINEN

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