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Hurricane Dorian – Day 8

Hurricane DorianPosition: 26.3N 75.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 150 mph [240 kph].
Wind Gusts: 180 mph [290 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 940 mb ↓.

Currently about 125 miles [ 200 km] East of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Andros Island.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Deerfield Beach to Sebastian Inlet.

In good news for Florida the forecast track at 4AM CDT shows the turn to the North occurring further to the East, off shore. The track has been shifting about every 12 hours.

At 10AM CDT Florida is looking like it might have “dodged the bullet” of a powerful hurricane as the track continues to move to the East.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

August 31, 2019   Comments Off on Hurricane Dorian – Day 8