Dorian Moving and Growing Again: Update 11am 9/3/2019


Hurricane Dorian is finally moving northwestward and growing in size. Grand Bahama Island still experiencing dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge.

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Storm Surge Warning has been extended northward to South Santee River, South Carolina.

The Storm Surge Watch has been extended northward to Cape Lookout, North Carolina.

A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the coast of South Carolina from north of Edisto Beach to the South Santee River.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued from north of South Santee River to Duck, North Carolina, including the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.

The Tropical Storm Warning has been extended north to Edisto Beach, South Carolina.

The Storm Surge Warning has been discontinued south of Jupiter Inlet, Florida.

The Storm Surge Watch has been discontinued south of Lantana, Florida has been discontinued.

The Hurricane Watch from Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet has been discontinued.

The Tropical Storm Watch from Golden Beach to Deerfield Beach has been discontinued.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...

* Jupiter Inlet FL to South Santee River SC

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...

* North of South Santee River SC to Cape Lookout NC

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

* Grand Bahama and the Abacos Islands in the northwestern Bahamas

* Jupiter Inlet FL to Ponte Vedra Beach FL

* North of Edisto Beach SC to South Santee River SC

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

* North of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Edisto Beach SC

* North of South Santee River SC to Duck NC

* Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* North of Deerfield Beach FL to Jupiter Inlet FL

* North of Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Edisto Beach SC

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* Lake Okeechobee

At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC) 9/3/2019, the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 27.1 North, longitude 78.6 West. Dorian is moving toward the northwest near 2 mph (4 km/h), and a slightly faster motion toward the northwest or north-northwest is expected later today and tonight. A turn toward the north is forecast by Wednesday evening, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast Thursday morning. On this track, the core of extremely dangerous

Hurricane Dorian will gradually move north of Grand Bahama Island through this evening. The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday and Thursday night.

Data from reconnaissance aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days.

Data from aircraft and buoys indicate that the hurricane is growing in size. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km).

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