Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2019

Hurricane Dorian NOAA 8am update: Eye of storm moves to track towards Florida | World | News

Hurricane Dorian currently has maximum sustained wind speeds of 120mph. NOAA predicts Dorian is just 110 miles east-northeast from West Palm Beach in Florida. In their 8am update, NOAA said of Dorian’s outlook: “At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located by reconnaissance aircraft and NOAA Doppler radar near latitude 27.1 North, longitude 78.4 West.

“Dorian is beginning to move northwestward at about 1 mph (2 km/h), and a slightly faster motion toward the northwest or north-northwest is expected later today and tonight.

“A turn toward 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 gradually move north of Grand Bahama Island through this evening.

“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.”

This is a breaking story and updates are to follow.

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