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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 23, 2017 –  This is a public forecast for today and tonight Thursday 23rd February 2017 issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology at 6am.GENERAL SITUATION: A BROAD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ACROSS FLORIDA WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THE BAHAMAS WHILE DRAGGING A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE ISLANDS TODAY.NORTHWEST BAHAMASWEATHER:  PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS…GRADUALLY CLEARING BY AFTERNOON/EVENING HOURS.ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT ADHEAD OF THE FRONT.WINDS:  SOUTHWEST TO WEST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS AHEAD OF THE FRONT BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 15 KNOTS BEHIND THE FRONT.SEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEAN AHEAD OF THE FRONT…SUBSIDING 3 TO 5 FEET BEHIND THE FRONT.CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT.WINDS:  SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS AHEAD OF THE FRONT BECOMING SOUTHWEST TO WESTERLY BEHIND THE FRONT.SEAS : 5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEANDAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE           79 °F       26 °COVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE          66 °F       19 °CSUNRISE: 6:38AM                MOONSET:      3:34PMSUNSET: 6:09PM                  MOONRISE:    5:06 AM FRILOW TIDE: 11:45AM         &        11:42  PMHIGH TIDE: 05:35 PM     &         6:03  AM FRIEXTENDED FORECAST: (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS)…LOW PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY EXIT THE AREA WHILE DRAGGING A TRAILING COLD FRONT THROUGH THE ISLANDS…WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE BAHAMAS IN WAKE OF THE FRONT…FORECAST FOR FRIDAYWEATHER: A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS AND WARM WITH THE SLIGHT CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED SHOWER OR TWO…MAINLY FAIR AT NIGHT…WINDS: WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND SOUTHWEST TO WEST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS…SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS…FORECAST FOR SATURDAYWEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH A STRAY SHOWER OR TWO POSSIBLE…MAINLY FAIR AT NIGHT…WINDS: NORTHWESTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS…SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEANFORECASTER: GREGORY D THOMPSON/C.G. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Contamination of drinking water supplies serving military bases and their host communities by a class of chemicals associated with the past use of firefighting foam likely is more widespread — affecting more drinking water systems and people — than previously believed, according to a new analysis by ProPublica. DOD relied on a testing method which could detect PFOS and PFOA — along with 12 other PFAS chemicals — but was not capable of detecting the presence of dozens of other PFAS compounds, the independent, nonprofit news organization found. And because Congress only requested data for contamination by PFOS and PFOA, the department only reported the results for those two chemicals and not the other 12 compounds its testing identified. “If you were going to spend $200 million testing DOD sites across the country, wouldn’t you want to test for all of the chemicals you know you used?” asked Jane Williams, executive director of California Communities Against Toxics.After retesting water samples at several defense sites using the most advanced testing available, an environmental researcher at Oregon State University who receives DOD funding found that many lesser known PFAS compounds were nearly uniformly present. At one site, for example, where PFOS was detected at 78,000 parts per trillion, an obscure PFAS compound was present at nearly three times that concentration, according to Jennifer Field, a professor of environmental and molecular toxicology. “You’re starting to get this idea that more complex chemistry was used at these sites than was picked up in the tests, and that’s kind of the punchline,” she said.In its March 2018 report to Congress, the Pentagon said drinking water systems at 36 installations recorded elevated levels of PFOS and PFOA, while 90 installations showed elevated levels of the contaminants following groundwater testing at on- and off-base locations. A DOD spokeswoman told ProPublica its testing methods were the best available and said it is difficult to fully assess risks from PFAS because the Environmental Protection Agency has not regulated that class of chemicals. The department’s research group has a program under way aimed at enhancing the test methods and detecting more PFAS compounds, she added, but indicated no alternatives were ready for use.Air Force photo by Grace Nicholslast_img read more

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