Tracking Hurricane Dorian: Sept. 5, 11 p.m. update

Tracking Hurricane Dorian: Sept. 5, 11 p.m. update
Hurricane Dorian 11 PM update.

AUGUSTA, GA- BULLETIN

Hurricane Dorian Advisory Number 51

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052019

1100 PM EDT Thu Sep 05 2019

...CORE OF HURRICANE DORIAN BRUSHING THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA...

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...33.8N 77.4W

ABOUT 35 MI...60 KM SE OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA

ABOUT 70 MI...115 KM SW OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 45 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...958 MB...28.29 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Canadian Hurricane Center has issued a Hurricane Watch for

all of Nova Scotia, a Tropical Storm Watch for Prince Edward Island

and for the Magdalen Islands, and for New Brunswick from Fundy

National Park to Shediac. Also a Tropical Storm Watch was issued for

Newfoundland from Francois to Boat Harbour.

The Tropical Storm Warning south of South Santee River has been

discontinued.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...

* Cape Fear to Poquoson VA

* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

* Neuse and Pamlico Rivers

* Hampton Roads

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...

* South Santee River to the North Carolina/Virginia border

* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

* Nova Scotia

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...

* North Carolina/Virginia border to Fenwick Island DE

* Chesapeake Bay from Drum Point southward

* Tidal Potomac south of Cobb Island

* Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach MA

* Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard MA

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

* Prince Edward Island

* Magdalen Islands

* Fundy National Park to Shediac.

* Francois to Boat Harbour.

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening

inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline,

during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations. For a depiction

of areas at risk, please see the National Weather Service Storm

Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at hurricanes.gov. This is a

life-threatening situation. Persons located within these areas

should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from

rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions.

Promptly follow evacuation and other instructions from local

officials.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected

somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and

property should be rushed to completion.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are

expected within the warning area within 36 hours.

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible

within the watch area. 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.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are

possible within the watch area, in this case within 36 hours.

Interests elsewhere along the Mid-Atlantic and New England coasts of

the United States, and Atlantic Canada, should continue to monitor

the progress of Dorian.

For storm information specific to your area, including possible

inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your

local National Weather Service forecast office.

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK

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At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located

near latitude 33.8 North, longitude 77.4 West. Dorian is moving

toward the northeast near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this general motion

is expected to continue with an increase in forward speed through

Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian will move

near or over the coast of North Carolina tonight and Friday. The

center should move to the southeast of extreme southeastern New

England Friday night and Saturday morning, and approach Nova Scotia

later Saturday or Saturday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (155 km/h) with higher

gusts. Slow weakening is expected during the next few days.

However, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane as the

center moves near the coasts of South and North Carolina. Dorian is

forecast to become a hurricane-force post-tropical cyclone by

Saturday night as it approaches Nova Scotia.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the

center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 220 miles

(350 km). A Weatherflow station located Federal Point, North

Carolina, recently reported a sustained wind of 61 mph (98 km/h) and

a gust to 75 mph (121 km/h). The Johnny Mercer Pier NOAA-NOS station

located at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, recently measured a

sustained wind of 52 mph (84 km/h) and a gust of 63 mph (101 km/h).

The minimum central pressure is estimated to be 958 mb (28.29

inches) based on a recent report of 958.9 mb (28.32 inches) from

Frying Pan Shoals buoy located in Dorian's eye.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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WIND: Hurricane conditions are spreading along portions of the

North Carolina coast. Tropical storm conditions are still affecting

the northern portion of the South Carolina coast.

Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Tropical Storm

Warning area in the Mid-Atlantic states by Friday and over

portions of extreme southeastern Massachusetts by late Friday or

early Saturday.

STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the

tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by

rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could

reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated

areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

Cape Fear to Duck NC, including Pamlico and Albemarle

Sounds and the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers...4 to 7 ft

Duck NC to Poquoson VA, including Hampton Roads...2 to 4 ft

Water levels could begin to rise well in advance of the arrival of

strong winds. The surge will be accompanied by large and

destructive waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the how close

the center of Dorian comes to the coast, and can vary greatly over

short distances. For information specific to your area, please see

products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast

office.

RAINFALL: Dorian is expected to produce the following rainfall

totals through Friday Night:

South Carolina...Additional amounts up to a half inch, isolated

storm totals of 12 inches.

Eastern North Carolina...Additional 3 to 8 inches, isolated storm

totals of 15 inches.

Far southeast Virginia...3 to 8 inches.

Extreme Southeastern New England...2 to 4 inches.

This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods.

SURF: Large swells will affect the northwestern Bahamas, and

the entire southeastern United States coast from Florida through

North Carolina during the next few days. These swells are

likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Please consult products from your local weather office.

TORNADOES: Tornadoes are possible through early Friday across

eastern North Carolina into southeast Virginia.

NEXT ADVISORY

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Next intermediate advisory at 200 AM EDT.

Next complete advisory at 500 AM EDT.

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Forecaster Avila

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