11am Advisory: Eye of Dorian moving over the Atlantic East of the NC Coast

From the National Hurricane Center 11am advisory: Hurricane Dorian is moving northeast into the Atlantic at 14mph with maximum sustained winds at 90mph.

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

  • A tropical storm warning is now in effect East of Bar Harbor, Maine to Eastport, Maine
  • The Hurricane Warning has been discontinued West of Bogue Inlet, North Carolina

Life-threatening storm surge and dangerous winds will continue along portions of the North Carolina coast, portions of southeast Virginia and the southern Chesapeake Bay for the next several hours.

Areas of flash flooding, some of which may be significant and life-threatening, will continue into early afternoon across portions of northeastern North Carolina into far southeast Virginia.

Dangerous storm surge impacts are likely in portions of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, southwestern Newfoundland and eastern Nova Scotia this weekend. Hurricane-force winds are also likely in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and possibly Newfoundland Saturday and Sunday. Refer to information from the Canadian Hurricane Centre for more information on these hazards.

At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 35.7 North, longitude 74.8 West. Dorian is moving toward the northeast near 17 mph (28 km/h) and this general motion with an increase in forward speed is expected through Saturday night. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian will move away from the coast of North Carolina during the next several hours. The center should move to the southeast of extreme southeastern New England tonight and Saturday morning, and then across Nova Scotia late Saturday or Saturday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts.Slow weakening is expected through Saturday.aAfter that, Dorian is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds by Saturday night as it approaches Nova Scotia.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 220 miles (350 km).About an hour ago, a Weatherflow station at Avon Sound, North Carolina reported a sustained wind of 83 mph (134 km/h) and a wind gust of 98 mph (158 km/h).

The minimum central pressure based on Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter data and surface observations is 957 mb (28.26 inches).

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