Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2019

Hurricane Dorian NOAA 5am update: Dorian path to track towards Florida within hours | World | News

Hurricane Dorian continues to spread widespread devastation to Grand Bahama Island, according to the 5am (EDT) update from NOAA. Hurricane Dorian has remained stationary, and is predicted to be only 105 miles east of West Palm Beach in Florida. NOAA warns Dorian is “expected to begin moving north-northwestward later this morning”.

A Tropical Storm Warning has now been issued north of Ponte Vedra Beach Florida to Altamaha Sound Georgia.

NOAA said: “At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located by NOAA Doppler radar near latitude 26.9 North, longitude 78.4 West.

“Dorian is stationary just north of Grand Bahama Island. A slow north-northwestward motion is expected to begin this morning.

“A turn to the north is forecast by Wednesday evening, followed by a turn to the north-northeast Thursday morning.


“On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island today.

“The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday.”

With maximum sustained wind speeds near 120mph, Dorian remains a powerful category 3 hurricane. 

NOAA warn Dorian is “expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days”. 

NOAA have stated hurricane conditions are expected within the Hurricane Warning area in Florida by this evening, and conditions may also start in the Hurricane Watch area on Wednesday. 

NOAA also said in South Florida, tropical storm conditions are expected within the Tropical Storm Warning area through today, and are possible in the Tropical Storm Watch area through this morning.

Along the coast of northeastern Florida and Georgia, tropical storm conditions are expected within the Tropical Storm Warning area on Wednesday.

With regards to storm surges, a “life-threatening” storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 10 to 15 feet above normal tide levels in areas of onshore winds on Grand Bahama Island. 

Near the coast, the storm surge will be accompanied by “large and destructive” waves.

Concerns have also been raised that an increase in rainfall may cause “life-threatening flash floods”. 

Tornadoes are possible near the immediate east coast of Florida through tonight. 

The NOAA is warning this risk will shift to immediate coastal Georgia and the coastal Carolinas on Wednesday into Thursday. 

The next NOAA public advisory is due to be released at 8am (EDT) or 1pm (BST).

Source link

Most Popular News