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Tropical Depression Forming, Warnings for NW Bahamas (Video)


The wave we’ve been watching is expected to become Tropical Depression # 9 (or maybe Tropical Storm Humberto) within a day.  At 5 pm Thursday, what the National Hurricane Center is calling Potential Tropical Cyclone # 9 was located near 23.7 North, 74.8 West, about 235 miles southeast of Great Abaco in the northwestern Bahamas.  This system was moving northwest at 8 miles per hour, and maximum sustained winds were 30 miles per hour.  There’s a tropical storm warning now in effect for portions of the northwestern Bahamas, including the Abaco Islands, Grand Bahama Island, Bimini, Berry Islands, Eleuthera, and New Providence Island.


The future track of Potential Tropical Cyclone # 9 is expected to bring it close to the east coast of Florida.  But track forecasts are very difficult for weak tropical systems, especially when they’re in the formative stages.

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Possible impacts for South Florida would be gusty winds and periods of heavy rain when showers and storms pass through.  We’ll continue to watch it until this system has moved well beyond our area (probably on Sunday).

[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 12, 2019

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Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.