Published On: Thu, Sep 5th, 2019

Hurricane Dorian NOAA tracker: Satellite video reveals horror storm hurtle towards US | World | News


The latest advisory on warns the deadly storm will move from South Carolina to North Carolina in the next 24 hours, remaining a powerful hurricane with gusts of up to 110mph. The advisory reads: “At 200 PM EDT (1800 UTC), the centre of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 32.8 North, longitude 78.9 West. Dorian is moving toward the north-northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn toward the northeast is anticipated by tonight, and a northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is forecast on Friday. On the forecast track, the centre of Dorian will continue to move close to the coast of South Carolina this afternoon and then move near or over the coast of North Carolina tonight and Friday.

“The centre should move to the southeast of extreme southeastern New England Friday night and Saturday morning, and approach Nova Scotia later on Saturday.”

It continues: “Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow weakening is expected during the next few days. However, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane as the centre moves near the coasts of South and North Carolina.

“Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles (315 km). The Weatherflow station at Winyah Bay, South Carolina, recently reported sustained winds of 77 mph (124 km/h) and a wind gust of 85 mph (137 km/h). A buoy operated by the Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program 15 miles northeast of the entrance to Charleston Harbor recently reported a wind gust of 92 mph (148 km/h).

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“The minimum central pressure based on Hurricane Hunter aircraft and buoy data is 958 mb (28.29 inches). NOAA buoy 41004 reported a minimum pressure of 959.4 mb (28.33 inches) as the eye passed over it.”

Bob Oravec, a forecaster with the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Centre said: “It’s pretty substantial.

“It’s already raining heavy in Charleston and up and down the coast.”

Satellites operated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continue to track its movement and progress.

Although the storm has weakened, it still poses a massive threat to US mainland as a Category 3, whipping out winds of 115 mph.

On September 1 Dorian hit the Bahamas as the strongest ever recorded at landfall.

It battered the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, in the north of the archipelago, for two days.

Bahamas PM Hubert Minnis called the storm “one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history”.



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