Sat Update #3: Dorian Nears Bahamas With 150 MPH Winds

Hurricane Dorian is closing in on the northwestern Bahamas on Saturday afternoon.  At 2 pm Saturday, Dorian’s maximum sustained winds were 150 miles per hour.  Dorian was located near 26.1 North, 73.9 West, about 205 miles east of Great Abaco in the Bahamas.  The hurricane continues to move to the west at 8 miles per hour.

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The northwestern Bahamas can expect tropical storm force winds, starting on Saturday night.  Dorian’s core will arrive on Sunday, bringing devastating winds,  up to 15 inches of rain, and life-threatening storm surge of 10 to 15 feet in portions of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama Island.  All preparations should be rushed to completion in the northwestern Bahamas.

We’ll have additional information after the 5 pm advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

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[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas,, certified Meteorologist, Aug. 31, 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.