Saturday, August 31, 2019

7 AM Saturday Advisory - Extremely Dangerous Cat. 4 Hurricane Dorian



SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...25.8N 73.0W
ABOUT 445 MI...715 KM E OF WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA
ABOUT 280 MI...450 KM E OF THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...145 MPH...230 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...944 MB...27.88 INCHES

KEY MESSAGES


1. Life-threatening storm surge and devastating hurricane-force
winds are still possible along portions of the Florida east coast
by the early to middle part of next week, but since Dorian is
forecast to slow down and turn northward near the coast, it is too
soon to determine when or where the highest surge and winds will
occur. Residents should have their hurricane plan in place, know
if they are in a hurricane evacuation zone, and listen to advice
given by local emergency officials.

2. The risk of strong winds and life-threatening storm surge is
increasing along the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina during
the middle of next week.  Residents in those areas should continue
to monitor the progress of Dorian.

3. Heavy rains, capable of life-threatening flash floods, are
expected over portions of the Bahamas and coastal sections of the
southeastern United States this weekend through much of next week.

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