10am update has winds at 110 mph. Dorian slowly moves northwest at 2 mph.
Dorian is off his ‘peak’ intensity as one of the strongest storms in Atlantic Basin recorded history, but the storm is still a violent, destructive and life-threatening situation in the Bahamas that will impact Florida’s Atlantic Coast significantly whether it actually makes a ‘landfall’ or not.
1100 AM EDT Tue Sep 03 2019 ...DORIAN FINALLY MOVING NORTHWESTWARD AND GROWING IN SIZE... ...DANGEROUS WINDS AND LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE CONTINUES ON GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND... SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...27.1N 78.6W ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM N OF FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM E OF FORT PIERCE FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 2 MPH...4 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...955 MB...28.20 INCHES
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Here are a couple of scenarios for Florida as Dorian continues to move west and northwest and eventually makes that turn.
Tropical storm force winds are likely along the east coast with some spots getting hurricane force winds. This all depends on the track and a slight deviation in the track to the west would make all the difference from Florida’s east coast to the North Carolina.
A state of emergency is already in effect for coastal Florida into the Carolinas. “Contraflow” began Monday on I-16 in Savannah. West bound traffic only there later today. Same thing at the same time for I-26 in Charleston, South Carolina. We’ll continue to monitor the situation through today and look for fluctuations in the track and intensity as Dorian moves along.