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Thurs UPDATE #1 – Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian

At 11 am, Dorian was located near 21.4 North, 67.2 West, about 370 miles east of the southeastern Bahamas.  Dorian was moving northwest at 13 miles per hour.  Maximum sustained winds were 85 miles per hour.

There are no watches or warnings at this time.

We’ll be monitoring the track and intensity of Dorian, but don’t look for any “answers” on Thursday.  Friday will determine if Dorian undergoes rapid intensification or intensifies in a slower and steadier fashion.  Going into the weekend, we’ll watch very closely for a turn toward the west-northwest, because that will make a big difference in which parts of the Florida coast are at greatest risk.  For now, the 4-to-5-day “cone” still includes all of Florida except the western portions of the panhandle and southeastern Georgia.

Continue checking off the items on your hurricane supply list and be ready to take further action on Saturday.  And stay informed.

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[vc_message message_box_style=”solid-icon” message_box_color=”blue”]By Donna Thomas, SouthFloridaReporter.com, certified Meteorologist, Aug. 29, 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.