Hurricane Dorian is the season’s first Category Four storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. As of 10 PM Friday, the wind was up to 140 MPH and the pressure down to 948 millibars: that’s a 29 millibar drop in 24 hours – the very definition of rapid intensification. The National Hurricane Center’s track and stats are updated instantly here anytime there is a change in strength or forecast:
If you are traveling to Florida, Georgia or the Carolinas for Labor Day weekend or next week, reconsider your plans: check cancellation policies and stay informed! If you do decide to go ahead and risk it, be sure you find a local media outlet in that area. National networks are great, but if you’re trying to make decisions, the local outlets will be able to provide much more applicable information.