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Fri Update #1: Dorian Speeding Away Towards Nova Scotia

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Hurricane Dorian has finally accelerated on Friday afternoon and is racing away from the Mid-Atlantic coast.

At 5 pm, Dorian was located near 36.9 North, 72.7 West, about 330 miles south-southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Maximum sustained winds were still 90 miles per hour.  Dorian was moving northeast at 24 miles per hour.

Dorian will pass southeast of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and portions of Cape Cod Friday night into early Saturday, bringing tropical storm force winds and very rough surf.  Dorian is expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday evening as a hurricane.

By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 6, 2019

Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades. She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard. She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA's Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project. Donna specializes in Florida's hurricane history.