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Sun Sep 1, 2019, 08:53 AM

Dorian now a Category 5 storm

Source: CNN

Hurricane Dorian now has maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. This would put the storm in the highest category on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Dorian will be capable of catastrophic damage as it tracks towards the Bahamas today into tomorrow.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/hurricane-dorian-september-2019/index.html



Dorian is now projected to remain a hurricane through Friday


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:28 AM

1. This is scary. Its looks like it is coming up the east coast

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:40 AM

2. Yeah, they just said on the W channel it's at 175 mph. Oh shite.

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:27 AM

3. It's probably due...

for an eye-wall replacement soon, which would temporarily decrease it's intensity, but it's over very warm water and it won't take long to intensify again. Hurricanes fascinate me, but their destructive force I could do without. I used to live in Florida, but returned north for good because of the vagaries of the weather. The summer heat actually made me ill, even when staying in air-conditioning all day. For non-natives Florida is an acquired taste, and I could never acquire it.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 11:30 AM

7. The eye has been amazingly stable and there is doubt that it would need an ERC at this point.

If you look at the sat images, it has been pretty clear and tight.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:44 AM

4. What if their computer models are wrong just a little bit?

This thing is a monster

CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 DORIAN CONTINUING TO INTENSIFY AS IT
APPROACHES THE ABACO ISLANDS...

Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate
that Dorian has continued to intensify, and now has maximum
sustained winds near 175 mph (280 km/h), with a minimum central
pressure of 922 mb (27.23 inches).



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Response to Baclava (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 11:22 AM

5. They don't even have to be wrong. The cone you see is a cone of uncertainty.

It doesn't necessarily go in the middle of it. So theoretically it can still hit anywhere in that cone.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 11:26 AM

6. As of the 11 am update, now up to 180 mph sustained with 18ft - 23ft high storm surge

000
WTNT35 KNHC 011456
TCPAT5

BULLETIN
Hurricane Dorian Advisory Number 33
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052019
1100 AM EDT Sun Sep 01 2019

...DORIAN BECOMES THE STRONGEST HURRICANE IN MODERN RECORDS FOR
THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS.
...CATASTROPHIC CONDITIONS OCCURING IN THE ABACOS ISLANDS...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...26.5N 76.8W
ABOUT 20 MI...30 KM ENE OF GREAT ABACO ISLAND
ABOUT 205 MI...330 KM E OF WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...180 MPH...285 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...913 MB...26.96 INCHES




TEXT
National Hurricane Center

@NHC_Atlantic

Here are the latest Key Messages on Hurricane #Dorian. Storm surge and hurricane watches have been issued for portions of the Florida east coast. The latest full advisory is available at http://hurricanes.gov




TEXT
National Hurricane Center

@NHC_Atlantic

Catastrophic Storm Surge of 18 to 23 feet from #Dorian will affect the Abaco Islands during the next several hours. SEEK ELEVATED SHELTER IMMEDIATELY! Take action now to protect your life! http://hurricanes.gov

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 12:09 PM

8. Mandatory evacuation ordered in Palm Beach, Martin counties; includes Mar-a-Lago

Mandatory evacuation orders for parts of Palm Beach County and Martin County are being issued Sunday starting at 1 p.m

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article234614387.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 01:16 PM

9. K and R..no text.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 01:36 PM

10. ...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 11:56 PM

11. Kick for visibility.

And

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