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Hurricane Dorian Advisory Number 48...Corrected
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052019
500 AM EDT Thu Sep 05 2019
Corrected rainfall statement
...DORIAN CONTINUES TO LASH THE COAST OF THE CAROLINAS...
...HURRICANE CONDITIONS LIKELY OVER PORTIONS OF THE AREA LATER
SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 80 MI...130 KM SSE OF CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 200 MI...320 KM SSW OF WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 10 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...957 MB...28.26 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
The Storm Surge Warning has been discontinued south of the Savannah
The Hurricane Watch has been discontinued south of the Savannah
River. The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued south of
Altamaha Sound, Georgia.
A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued from Woods Hole to Sagamore
Beach, Massachusetts, including Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* Savannah River to Poquoson VA
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
* Neuse and Pamlico Rivers
* Hampton Roads
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Savannah River to the North Carolina/Virginia border
* Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* North Carolina/Virginia border to Chincoteague VA
* Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point southward
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* North of Chincoteague VA to Fenwick Island DE
* Chesapeake Bay from Smith Point to Drum Point
* Tidal Potomac south of Cobb Island
* Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach MA
* Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard MA
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
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 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
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected within the warning area within 36 hours.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 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
At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located
near latitude 31.7 North, longitude 79.5 West. Dorian is moving
toward the north near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn to the north-
northeast is anticipated today, with a turn toward the northeast by
tonight. A northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is
forecast on Friday. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian
will continue to move close to the coast of South Carolina through
the day, and then 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 on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher
gusts. Dorian is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are expected
this morning, followed by slow weakening through Saturday.
However, Dorian is expected to remain a hurricane for the next few
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the
center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195
miles (315 km). The National Weather Service Forecast Office in
Charleston, South Carolina, recently reported a wind gust to 68 mph
(109 km/h) at the Charleston International Airport.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 957 mb (28.26 inches).
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Tropical storm conditions are currently affecting portions of
the Georgia and South Carolina coasts. Hurricane conditions are
expected along portions of the South Carolina coast later this
Tropical storm conditions will begin along the coast of North
Carolina within the next couple of hours, with hurricane conditions
beginning later today.
Tropical storm conditions are expected in the Tropical Storm
Warning area in the Mid-Atlantic states by Friday, with tropical
storm conditions possible in the Tropical Storm Watch area Friday
or Friday night.
Tropical storm conditions are possible over portions of
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...
Isle of Palms to Myrtle Beach SC...5 to 8 ft
Savannah River to Isle of Palms SC...4 to 7 ft
Myrtle Beach SC to Cape Lookout NC...4 to 7 ft
Cape Lookout NC to Duck NC, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds
and the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers...4 to 6 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
RAINFALL: Dorian is expected to produce the following rainfall
totals through Friday:
Coastal Carolinas...6 to 12 inches, isolated 15 inches
Far Southeast Virginia...3 to 8 inches
Coastal Georgia...1 to 2 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: A few tornadoes are possible through this afternoon near
the coastal South and North Carolina border area. This threat will
expand northeastward across the rest of eastern North Carolina
during the afternoon and continue into tonight.
Next intermediate advisory at 800 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM EDT.