BREAKING: Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Powerful Category 4 Storm With Sustained Winds Near 130 MPH

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storm's change in intensity was detected by hurricane hunter aircraft

SPACE COAST DAILY TV HURRICANE UPDATE: Space Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses the latest advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on Hurricane Dorian as of 5 p.m. Friday. The projected path on Friday at 5 p.m. shifted north again, with the storm now predicted to make landfall north of Port St. Lucie, take a hard turn north, and move up the coast into Central Florida.

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The National Weather Service announced Friday night that Hurricane Dorian has strengthened to a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds near 130 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service alert said that the storm’s change in intensity was detected by hurricane hunter aircraft.

As of 8:30 p.m. ET, the storm was located about 400 miles east of the northwestern Bahamas and 575 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida and was moving west-northwest at 10 miles per hour.

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Hurricane Dorian Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052019
830 PM EDT Fri Aug 30 2019

…DORIAN STRENGTHENS TO A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE…

Data from the NOAA Hurricane Hunters indicate that Dorian has
strengthened to an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane with
maximum sustained winds near 130 mph (215 km/h). This increase in
intensity will be reflected in the forecast issued at 1100 pm EDT
(0300 UTC).

SUMMARY OF 830 PM AST…0030 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…25.3N 71.0W
ABOUT 400 MI…645 KM E OF THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS
ABOUT 575 MI…925 KM E OF WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…130 MPH…215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 10 MPH…17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…950 MB…28.05 INCHES

STAY TUNED TO SPACE COAST DAILY FOR UPDATES

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