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Hurricane Dorian – Day 9

Hurricane DorianPosition: 26.6N 78.0W [11:00PM CDT 0400 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 180 mph [285 kph].
Wind Gusts: 220 mph [355 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 914 mb.

Currently about 45 miles [ 70 km] East of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

Dorian made landfall on Elbow Cay, Abacos at 11:40AM CDT.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island; the east coast of Florida from Jupiter Inlet to the Volusia/Brevard County Line.

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

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Lantana to the Volusia/Brevard County Line.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Andros Island; the east coast of Florida from Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet and the Volusia/Brevard County Line to the Mouth of the St. Mary’s River.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Golden Beach to Deerfield Beach; Lake Okeechobee.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Deerfield Beach to Lantana and the Volusia/Brevard County Line to the Mouth of the St. Mary’s River.

At 7AM CDT the eyewall of Dorian is about to hit the Abaco Islands as a Category 5 hurricane.

At 10AM CDT Dorian is still intensifying as it pounds the Northern Bahamas. It is the strongest storm in modern records to hit the islands.

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.]

September 1, 2019   8 Comments