September 14, 1999This 1km-resolution GOES-8 visible loop spans 1101Z-2202Z.
At the beginning of the loop, Floyd had winds of 130kts (MSLP was 929mb). 11 hours later, the sustained winds fell to 120kts (MSLP was still 929mb). During this period, the storm lost some of its intensity (but still a CAT4 hurricane) as it passed near the islands of Grand Bahama, Great Abaco, Andros Island, New Providence, Eleuthera, and Cat Island.
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