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originally posted by: Nyiah
Personally, intuition being what it is for growing up in FL myself, I say this one's going to hug the coast and not actually make landfall there, with the HF wind wall just offshore. Bahamas are going to get the bulk of the whipping, obviously.
I also could be wrong. I hunkered down for Charley thinking "Huh, this'll be interesting" in Tampa, and was totally not expecting the right hook into Punta Gorda he did back then (nobody expected that except ONE local meteorologist who didn't back off the prediction)
Edit: Clicky here for the current blog on WU. It's a good central location for all kinds of meteorology goodies for the hurricane, as well as any images from locations in the path. New blogs are linked in at the top of the comments section, it's not hard to spot.
1. A prolonged period of catastrophic winds and storm surge will
continue to affect Grand Bahama Island through today and tonight.
Everyone there should remain in shelter and not venture into the
2. Life-threatening storm surges and dangerous hurricane-force winds
are expected along portions of the Florida east coast through
mid-week, and storm surge and hurricane warnings are in effect. Only
a slight deviation to the left of the official forecast would bring
the core of Dorian near or over the Florida east coast. Residents
should listen to advice given by local emergency officials.
3. There is an increasing likelihood of strong winds and dangerous
storm surge along the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina, and North
Carolina later this week. Residents in these areas should continue
to monitor the progress of Dorian and listen to advice given by
local emergency officials.
4. Heavy rains, capable of producing life-threatening flash floods,
are expected over northern portions of the Bahamas and coastal
sections of the Southeast and lower Mid-Atlantic regions of the
United States into Friday.
FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS
INIT 02/0900Z 26.6N 78.2W 145 KT 165 MPH
12H 02/1800Z 26.7N 78.7W 140 KT 160 MPH
24H 03/0600Z 26.9N 79.0W 130 KT 150 MPH
36H 03/1800Z 27.6N 79.5W 120 KT 140 MPH
48H 04/0600Z 28.7N 80.0W 110 KT 125 MPH
72H 05/0600Z 31.3N 79.8W 100 KT 115 MPH
96H 06/0600Z 34.5N 76.5W 85 KT 100 MPH
120H 07/0600Z 38.5N 70.0W 75 KT 85 MPH
originally posted by: mblahnikluver
a reply to: jrod
I’m an hour north of Cocoa Beach in Volusia county. I saw we will get winds of 75-110! This will be my 8th hurricane. Honestly they’re annoying lol I feel like I’ve lost a week of my life waiting for this thing to get here. We are going to a friends who has a generator and doesn’t live under dozens of 150 year old oak trees! I live in an oak canopy. The storms of 2016/2017 cleared most of them out but the winds weren’t as strong as they say they will be for this one. Soooo im not staying! I’ll move my car to the plaza by my house which is where most people on my street park their cars. It’s open and no trees. This is just going to suck because I know I’ll have no power and no idea for how long at my place. I lost my job two weeks ago so I’m even more stressed as it will take longer to get one with this sucker hitting here. Fun times...
originally posted by: Violater1
a reply to: jrod
Looks like it has stalled over Bahamas. (corrected).
Bad for Cuba. Very bad.