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Topical Storm Sam Now Upgraded to Hurricane Sam

News items on Hurricane Sam issued by The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology Forecast Office section, at 6:00 am Friday 24th, September 2021

Sam is now a hurricane, rapid intensification forecast to continue …

At 5:00 AM AST, the centre of Hurricane Sam was located near latitude 11.5° North and longitude 42.2° West or about 1470 miles East-Southeast of the Northern leeward islands.

Sam is moving toward the west at 15 miles per hour. This motion is expected to continue through tonight.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 miles per hour with higher gusts. Sam is likely to become a major hurricane tonight or early Saturday.

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