Published On: Thu, Sep 5th, 2019

Hurricane Dorian weather: Tracking Hurricane Dorian – Where is hurricane now – NOAA latest | World | News

After smashing into the Bahamas and lingering over the islands for more than 24 hours, hurricane Dorian is travelling along the southeastern US coast, causing concern for residents. According to more than 167,000 people are without power across Georgia and South Carolina, with the majority of outages in the latter state. Torrential rain could cause deadly flash floods, and residents have been urged to heed evacuation warnings.

As of NOAA’s latest update at 6am EDT (11am BST) heavy squalls are beginning to impact southern North Carolina.

At Federal Point, south of Kure Beach, North Carolina a wind gust of 64mph was recently reported.

Dorian is located approximately 85 miles south-southeast of Charleston, South Carolina and around 190 miles south-southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina.

The hurricane is moving toward the north near 8mph and is packing wind speeds of 115mph with higher gusts.

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This makes Dorian a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Rainfall is impacting the coast of the Carolinas, with hurricane conditions likely over the area later today.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the centre of the storm and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195 miles (315 km).

Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane over the next few days as it tracks northward along the southeastern US coast.

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According to NOAA’s latest update, “tropical storm conditions are currently affecting portions of the Georgia and South Carolina coasts.

“Hurricane conditions are expected along portions of the South Carolina coast later this morning.

“Tropical storm conditions will begin along the coast of North Carolina within the next couple of hours, with hurricane conditions beginning later today.

“Tropical storm conditions are possible over portions of southeastern Massachusetts by late Friday or early Saturday.”

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Watches and warnings in effect are –

  • A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for
  • Savannah River to Poquoson VA
  • Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
  • Neuse and Pamlico Rivers
  • Hampton Roads

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for

  • Savannah River to the North Carolina/Virginia border
  • Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for

  • North Carolina/Virginia border to Chincoteague VA
  • Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point southward

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for

  • North of Chincoteague VA to Fenwick Island DE
  • Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Drum Point

Tidal Potomac south of Cobb Island

  • Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach MA
  • Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard MA

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