Hurricane Dorian Upgraded To Category 3, Labeled Major Hurricane Carrying 115 MPH Winds

By  //  August 30, 2019

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moving to northwest at 10 mph

ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno discusses Hurricane Dorian becoming a Category 3 Hurricane

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has upgraded Hurricane Dorian to a Category 3 hurricane on Friday after the latest data sent from a reconnaissance plane indicated max sustained winds of 115 mph with the hurricane.

The major hurricane is currently moving to northwest at 10 mph.

If Dorian moves along the projected track, the core of Dorian should move over the Atlantic well north of the southeastern and central Bahamas today and tomorrow, be near or over the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, and be near the Florida peninsula late Monday.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Northwestern Bahamas.

National Hurricane Center has upgraded Hurricane Dorian to a Category 3 hurricane on Friday after the latest data sent from a reconnaissance plane indicated max sustained winds of 115 mph with the hurricane. (TWC Image)

A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

Dorian’s Forecast Timing – provided by Weather.com

Friday: Dorian’s center is expected to track to the north and east of the Turks and Caicos and the southeastern Bahamas. Dorian will strengthen and likely become a major hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) later Friday.

Saturday: Dorian will bend west-northwest to westward by early Saturday, and it is expected to slow its forward motion. Dorian will likely begin to impact the northwestern Bahamas by Saturday night or early Sunday.

Sunday-Monday: Dorian will continue to slow down as it approaches and begins to impact the southeastern U.S., most likely somewhere between Florida and southeastern Georgia. That said, areas as far north as the Carolinas should also monitor for potential impacts from Dorian early next week.

Tuesday-Wednesday: Dorian’s slow movement could allow it to continue impacting the Florida Peninsula and possibly other parts of the Southeast into the middle part of next week.

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