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Wed Update #1: Dorian Moving on the Carolinas

Hurricane Dorian is lashing the northern Florida and Georgia coast at mid-day on Wednesday, while its future track shows it coming dangerously close to the Carolina coast late on Wednesday into early Friday.

At 1pm Wednesday, Dorian was located near 30.1 North, 79.7 West, about 190 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina.  Maximum sustained winds were 105 miles per hour, so Dorian remains a dangerous category 2 hurricane.  It was moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour.

A hurricane warning is in effect from north of the Savannah River to the North Carolina/Virginia border.  A tropical storm warning remains in effect from the Volusia/Brevard county line in Florida to the Savannah River.  A storm surge warning is in effect from north of Port Canaveral, Florida, to the North Carolina/Virginia border.

Faith Based Events

Storm surge will be moving into the South Carolina low country well in advance of Dorian’s strongest winds, and this storm surge is life-threatening.  Dorian could make landfall somewhere along the South Carolina or North Carolina coast on Thursday or early on Friday.  The Outer Banks are especially at risk.

We’ll have more information 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. 4, 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.