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Mon Update #2: Dorian Nearly Stationary As A Cat 4 Hurricane

   Hurricane Dorian is nearly stationary Monday morning.  As it continues to pound Grand Bahama Island, Dorian’s maximum sustained winds have decreased slightly to 155 miles per hour — but it is still a very dangerous category 4 hurricane.

At 11 am Monday, Dorian was located near 26.8 North, 78.3 West, about 30 miles northeast of Freeport.  Dorian was crawling slightly west-northwest of due west at 1 mile per hour.

In South Florida, a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch are in effect from north of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet.  A tropical storm watch is in effect from Golden Beach (at the Miami-Dade/Broward county line) to Deerfield Beach.  There are no other watches or warnings for South Florida.

Elsewhere in Florida, a hurricane warning is now in effect from just north of Jupiter Inlet to the Volusia/Flagler county line.  While Dorian is expected to stay offshore, even a slight westward jog in Dorian’s track could bring hurricane conditions to that part of the Florida coast.

Faith Based Events

The 11 am advisory has shifted the forecast track of Dorian slightly eastward, lessening the chances of damaging winds to Miami-Dade and the southern half of Broward.  Palm Beach County can expect damaging winds and possibly hurricane force gusts.  All of South Florida can expect periods of gusty winds and heavy rain as outer bands of Dorian move through.  An isolated tornado is possible.

[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 2, 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.