TRAX has closed & prepared HQ in Coconut Grove for Hurricane readiness. We have delayed activation of the Secondary EOC site until Sunday at 3pm or until Hurricane Watches are issued for Miami-Dade. Shift personnel are connected to our Primary Data Center in Ashburn, VA from their homes.
The spaghetti models have Dorian moving further north and along the coast, essentially clearing central Miami outside the cone of concern. All the models put Miami on the weak quadrant of the Hurricane with the least amount of rain & wind. TRAX EOC continues to monitor the announcements of closures by Miami-Dade County officials as everyone is still waiting for the turn to the north anticipated on Monday.
At 8 a.m., the center of the storm was 445 miles east of West Palm Beach. It was moving to the west at 12 mph with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.
A slower west-northwestward to westward motion should begin later today and continue into early next week. On this track, the core of Dorian should move over the Atlantic well north of the southeastern and central Bahamas today, be near or over the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday, and be near the Florida east coast late Monday.
While some fluctuations in intensity are possible, but Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days.