4PM UPDATE: HURRICANE WARNING on the Florida Coast

A Hurricane Warning has been issued from Jupiter Inlet to the Volusia/Brevard County Line. A Hurricane Watch has been issued from the Volusia/Brevard County Line to the Flagler/Volusia County Line.

At 4PM CDT: 

Dorian located ABOUT 95 MI...150 KM E OF FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...185 MPH...
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 5 MPH..
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...910 MB...26.88 INCHES

NHC TECHNICAL DISCUSSION:  

Given the uncertainty in the track forecast and the anticipated
increase in size of the hurricane, a Hurricane Warning and Storm
Surge Warning have been issued for a portion of the Florida east
coast. It is once again emphasized that although the official track
forecast does not show landfall, users should not focus on the exact
track. A small deviation to the left of the track could bring the
intense core of the hurricane its dangerous winds closer to or onto
the Florida coast.

Key Messages:

1. A prolonged period of catastrophic winds and storm surge will
affect the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island tonight. Everyone
there should take immediate shelter and not venture into the eye.

2. Life-threatening storm surge 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.



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