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Sun Update #2: Dorian Strongest Hurricane In Decades; Evac Orders in Palm Beach County

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At 2 pm Sunday, Dorian’s maximum sustained winds were 185 miles per hour, making it one of the most intense hurricanes in the Atlantic basin since continuous records began in 1851.  Dorian was located near 26.5 North, 77.1 West, over Great Abaco Island.  That is also about 185 miles east of West Palm Beach.  Dorian is moving due west at 7 miles per hour.
U.S. watches and warnings remain unchanged from the 11 am Sunday advisory.
We’ll have an update after the 5 pm advisory from the National Hurricane Center.
[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Sept. 1, 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.