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Fri UPDATE #2: Dorian Now A Major Hurricane

  major hurricaneDorian is now a major hurricane.  A reconnaissance plane measured winds that translate to 115 miles per hour at the sea surface.  The plane located Dorian’s center near 24.8 North, 70.3 West, about 445 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas.  Dorian was moving northwest at 10 miles per hour, so we’re still seeing a northward component to this hurricane’s forward motion.

A hurricane watch remains in effect for the northwestern Bahamas.

We’ll post updates after the National Hurricane Center’s 5 pm advisory.

[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Aug. 30, 2019[/vc_message]
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.