FINAL UPDATE

HQ Coconut Grove Status: REOPENING Wednesday at 8am.

 

Secondary EOC Status: DEACTIVATING AT 11AM TODAY

S-EOC will be deactivated today. Shift personnel to work from home until HQ reopens tomorrow at 8am. 

 

Weather Update

At 8 a.m., the center of the Category 3 storm was 110 miles east of West Palm Beach. It was moving northwest at 1 mph.

Dorian had 120 mph winds. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles.

Overnight, Juno Beach Pier in northern Palm Beach County reported a sustained wind of 49 mph with a gust to 61 mph.

A slow north-northwestward motion is expected to begin this morning. A turn to the north is forecast by Wednesday evening, followed by a turn to the north-northeast Thursday morning. On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island today. The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday.