Published On: Thu, Sep 5th, 2019

Hurricane Dorian path: Will Dorian hit New York and New Jersey? What time could it pass? | World | News

Hurricane Dorian, a Category 3 hurricane churning in the Atlantic Ocean, savagely tore at the northern islands of Apaco and Grand Bahama for almost two days from September 1. The storm killed at least 20 people as it was stalled in the region, destroying around 13,000 homes and leaving about 60,000 people without food. Now the storm is whirling along the Atlantic Ocean unleashing hurricane-force and tropical-storm-force winds on areas of the USA east coast.

Hurricane Dorian is a serious and “dangerous” threat to the US after devastating the Bahamas.

Florida largely escaped the storm unscathed, but now it appears the Carolinas and as far north as Virginia will suffer the impacts of Dorian.

The Category 3 hurricane has caused widespread power outages, mass flight cancellations and road closures as a result of the strong winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge.

According to the NOAA, at 8am EDT (1pm BST), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 32.1 north, longitude 79.3 west, which is around 70 miles south southeast of Charleston, South Carolina, and 170 miles south southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina.

The storm is due to be parallel to the North Carolina coast by Friday 2am EDT (7am BST) and it will continue northeasts parallel to the coast to be beside the coast of Virginia later on Friday.

By 2am on Saturday (7am BST), the storm will be parallel to New Jersey, roughly 220 miles away from the coasts of both New Jersey and New York.

By the same time on Sunday, Dorian is expected to weaken to become a post tropical cyclone where the remnants of the storm will be low and there will be maximum sustained winds of 46mph.

At that time, the current forecast coordinates indicate Dorian may make landfall in northern Nova Scotia, south of Inverness.

However, it currently looks like New York and New Jersey will miss Dorian’s track.

Currently, the maximum sustained winds of the barrelling storm have been recorded at 115mph.

While the storm’s hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds reach up to 195 miles from the centre.

The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Charleston, South Carolina, recently reported a wind gust to 61mph (109kmh) at the Charleston International Airport.

The National Hurricane Center advisory reads: “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 center of Dorian will continue to move close to the coast of South Carolina today, and then move near or over the coast of North Carolina tonight and Friday.

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

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