8am Sunday Update… @wvua23 #alwx

Hurricane Dorian Tropical Cyclone Update

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052019

900 PM EDT Sun Sep 01 2019

…CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 DORIAN CONTINUES TO BATTER THE ABACOS…

…EYE NEARING EASTERN END OF GRAND BAHAMA…

This is a life-threatening situation. Residents in the Abacos

should continue to stay in their shelter as the northern eyewall of

Dorian remains over the area. Residents in eastern Grand Bahama are

experiencing the western eyewall. Do not leave your shelter as the

eye passes over, as winds will rapidly increase on the other side

of the eye.

Hazards:

– Wind Gusts over 220 mph

– Storm Surge 18 to 23 feet above normal tide levels with higher

destructive waves

These hazards will cause extreme destruction in the affected areas

and will continue for several hours.

SUMMARY OF 900 PM EDT…0100 UTC…INFORMATION

———————————————-

LOCATION…26.6N 77.7W

ABOUT 70 MI…110 KM E OF FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND

ABOUT 150 MI…240 KM E OF WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…185 MPH…295 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 5 MPH…7 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…915 MB…27.02 INCHES

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