Hurricane Dorian is thankfully slated to skate just to the east of Puerto Rico this week, but the updated European model shows it nailing central Florida much in the same way Hurricane Andrew did in 1992.
Dorian officially reaches hurricane status. Check out the National Hurricane Center track compared with the Europe… https://t.co/jSrvh1G5HK— Eric Braate (@Eric Braate) 1567015451.0
Dorian is now moving north of the island NOAA said Wednesday afternoon.
Hurricane #Dorian is now moving north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, where conditions will improve tonight.… https://t.co/9GiT4ZRhne— National Hurricane Center (@National Hurricane Center) 1567025917.0
🌀130pm - GOES-East Satellite imagery of Hurricane #Dorian near St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands this afternoon.… https://t.co/RezJBzyRFa— NWS Mobile (@NWS Mobile) 1567018425.0
Dorian did reach hurricane stage as it went into the U.S. Virgin Islands, which are still trying to recover after the 2017 hurricanes. While it is expected to slow as it crosses the Bahamas.
Hurricane #Dorian Advisory 17A: Dorian Becomes a Hurricane Near St. Thomas in the U. S. Virgin Islands. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc— National Hurricane Center (@National Hurricane Center) 1567014243.0
Here are the 5 PM AST/EDT August 28 Key Messages for Hurricane #Dorian. For more information see:… https://t.co/dkjSs7UdSd— National Hurricane Center (@National Hurricane Center) 1567026027.0
Earlier this afternoon #Dorian strengthened to a Cat. 1 #hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. NOAA's… https://t.co/2i0Cu8jqfz— NOAA Satellites (@NOAA Satellites) 1567022321.0
This visible satellite animation from NOAA’s #GOES16 shows #TropicalStormDorian moving closer to the #VirginIslands… https://t.co/J7rWKxxWps— NOAA Satellites - Public Affairs (@NOAA Satellites - Public Affairs) 1566997385.0
The European Model for hurricanes has proved to be more accurate with long-term projections than the U.S. tracks in past years. It currently shows Dorian hitting central and south-central Florida before reentering the Gulf of Mexico and turning north to dump heavy rain and wind on the other Gulf States. It then appears to hook east toward Georgia and South Carolina before heading back out to sea.
The 12z European model is wildin https://t.co/SsFiGJ9fMk— Joel Franco (@Joel Franco) 1567019969.0
Fingers stretching out from the eye of the storm show intense lightning.
NEW: NOAA’s #GOES16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (#GLM) is tracking the #lightning strikes from #HurricaneDorian… https://t.co/LgEN9XOUlC— NOAA Satellites - Public Affairs (@NOAA Satellites - Public Affairs) 1567024721.0
Hurricane Dorian will be a category three hurricane when it hits Florida, with winds between 110 mph and 129 mph late Sunday. That wind speed doesn't account for more forceful gusts.
Latest forecast for Hurricane #Dorian brings it to Category 3 strength in 72 hours and maintains that intensity unt… https://t.co/W6pcw7fITH— BuzzFeed Storm (@BuzzFeed Storm) 1567025619.0
If you want to help the people of Florida or the Virgin Islands, you can donate to the Florida United Way or VI United Way, the Florida Animal rescue, the Humane Society of St. Thomas or Florida, the World Hope Fund or the International Relief Teams.
You can watch a video of landfall in the U.S. Virgin Islands below:
Powerful wind and rain battered St. John as Dorian passed over the U.S. Virgin Islands, having now strengthened to… https://t.co/dKALA7gt7N— ABC News (@ABC News) 1567027691.0