Alert #37 – All Clear Given

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Isais continues to move away from The Bahamas. This all clear is now given for the islands of Grand Bahama, Bimini and the Berry Islands. Therefore, Hurricane warning is discontinued for those islands. However severe showers and thunderstorms from the outer bands of Isaias will continue to affect the islands of the Northwest Bahamas today, and gusty winds il also be experienced in Grand Bahama and Bimini today.

At 8 am edt, the center of Isaias was located near latitude 26.5 degrees North and longitute 79.5 degrees West or about 55 miles North of Alice Town, Bimini, 50 miles West of Freeport Grand Bahama and 170 miles Northwest of New Providence.

Isaias is moving toward the Northwest near 8 mph, and a general Northwestward motion is expected today, followed by a Northwestward motion by tonight. A turn toward the North-Northeast is anticipated on Monday and Tuesday with an increase in forward speed. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will continue moving away from The Bahamas.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during the next couple of days.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. Mariners in The Bahamas should closely monitor the marine forecast issued by the Dept. of Meteorology. This would be the last alert on Tropical Storm Isaias issued by The Bahamas Dept. of Meteorology.

The Dept. will continue to issue news items every 6 hours on Isaias begining at noon today.

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