Dorian on the move

The storm will race towards the north Atlantic.
Posted at 9:11 AM, Sep 07, 2019

Hurricane Dorian is still hanging around. This is truly a rockstar storm! Dorian brought heavy rain and tropical storm-force winds to Cape Cod and coastal New England as a category 1 storm Friday night and this morning. The worst of Dorian has already departed the US. Lingering outer rain bands will end for eastern Maine throughout the day.

Now the maritime Canadian provinces are bracing for Dorian, in a weakened state but, still as a category 1 hurricane. Hurricane warnings have been issued for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Tropical storm-force winds could be felt in Prince Edward Island. Dorian will cross into the north Atlantic by the end of the weekend.

This will be Dorian's fourth landfall in the storm's lifetime. This would be the first storm since Igor in 2010 to make landfall in Canada. Winds peaked at 185 mph when it made landfall in the Bahamas. This tied Gilbert (1988) and Wilma (2005) for the second strongest maximum sustained winds in the Atlantic. Allen (1980) peaked at 190 mph! Dorian finally made landfall in the US at Cape Hatteras as a category 1 Friday morning.

Dorian formed on August 24th. It has been a named storm over two weeks and a hurricane for 10 days now. The storm will become post-tropical as it loses tropical characteristics and crosses into the northern Atlantic.