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Storms Again Threaten Boke and Northwest Guinea

October 16, 2013

16 October 2013, 17:00 UTC: Once again, Guinea meteorologists are monitoring storms that have formed over the hills of Basse Guinea. These storms formed in the same region as yesterday and have taken a similar route, tracking westward toward Boke and Sangueya.

Guinea PulseRad was showing a cluster of very intense storms just west of these cities at 5 p.m. local time.

Strong storms approach coastal cities in northwest Basse Guinea.

Strong storms approach coastal cities in northwest Basse Guinea.

Storms were producing very frequent lightning, and the rates were high enough to have Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts (DTAs, purple polygons) issued for these areas.

Guinea Total Lightning system issued Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts for the storms moving toward the coast.

Guinea Total Lightning system issued Dangerous Thunderstorm Alerts for the storms moving toward the coast.

The Guinea live observation network was recording rapidly changing weather conditions as temperatures dropped 9 degrees C over an hour as rain fell at rates exceeding 50 mm/hr.

Storms produced temperature falls of 9 degrees C over an hour.

Storms produced temperature falls of 9 degrees C over an hour.

Live network observations recorded rain rates over 50mm/hr

Live network observations recorded rain rates over 50mm/hr

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