11:00am Hurricane Dorian Skirts Carolina Coast, Storm Surge a Big Issue….

Hurricane Dorian is now a category two storm with winds around 110mph.  Currently South and North Carolina are experiencing coastal storm surge as the hurricane is just off the coast and maintaining a northeast path.

At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 32.5 North, longitude 79.1 West. Dorian is moving toward the north-northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn toward the northeast is anticipated by tonight, and 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 today, 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.

Reports from Air Force Reserve and NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are now near 110 mph (175km/h) with higher gusts. Slow weakening is expected during the next few days. However, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane as the center moves near the coasts of South and North Carolina.

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). (read more)

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49 Responses to 11:00am Hurricane Dorian Skirts Carolina Coast, Storm Surge a Big Issue….

  1. Do stop thinking about tomorrow says:

    Thank you JESUS for sparring Georgia and Florida major damage.

    Liked by 18 people

  2. Sweet Old Bob says:

    Why don’t the buoys show wind speeds as high as the MSM is reporting ??

    Liked by 2 people

      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Yes. And which measure has relevance for us? For a two-storey or three-storey home?

        And, how long is “sustained,” versus how long is “sustained” supposed to be, technically. There is a spec for that.

        The severity of the entire season is measured as cumulative “accumulated cyclonic energy,” ACE. ACE is hurricane level times days at that level.

        Higher intensity in the record (whether a valid measure or intentionally propagandists) = greater season ACE.

        Greater season ACE = greater funding.

        BTW: ACE for Atlantic hurricane season history, back 100 years, is at Wikipedia.

        You can run the correlation, years with ACE. Surprise, surprise, surprise. It is trending DOWN, not up. Fewer hurricanes per season, and fewer “major” hurricanes.

        The communists are busted on this lie.

        Not being concerned with truth when it does not fit (Marxist) theory, they have moved the goal posts. They debut ed the new goalposts after Harvey, and I give 24 hours before the foot soldiers get their marching orders to parrot the new goal post.

        “Climate Change is making hurricanes move slower.”

        SMH. Well, you have to admire their creativity and persistence.

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        • dawg says:

          “Sustained” in the rest of the world is defined as the maximum sustained over a period of ten minutes. However, some time ago, that was changed for the US to a period of 1 minute.


    • dawg says:

      The only relevant wind speed as it pertains to categorizing hurricanes in the Saffir Simpson scale is that at a height of 10 meters, in an unobstructed area.

      Some buoys are that high, and some are not. But even the ones that arent that high are likely just as if not more accurate than the way these hurricane hunter planes are reporting it.

      They drop windsondes out of the airplanes and measure the wind speed IN the storm at all different elevations. 1000s of feet.

      As far as I can tell, they are then extrapolating from there. They take a certain speed at a certain height and say, “well, then, at 10 meters, its this fast”

      Or maybe they dont even do that, they just measure the highest they can find and report it.


  3. burnett044 says:

    dorian in Carolinas..

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Grandma Covfefe says:

    Praying for South Carolina and North Carolina……

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Luckily we are in Western NC but the coast took on quite a few tornadoes this morning! Praying there is no loss of life. It is such a mess. As of last night NC had one death from Dorian. An 85 year old man who fell off a ladder preparing his home for the hurricane.😢

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  6. cheryl says:

    Looks like it’s going to hit the Outer Banks of NC pretty hard.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Hampton Roads area in VA starting to get rain and wind now from the storm. Low level areas will be flooded by tomorrow. A lot of schools, colleges, and businesses starting to close.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. gawntrail says:

    God Bless all involved. My BIL is in Palm Bay, FL. They lucked out.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. TreeClimber says:

    Roughly twenty miles inland, in Charleston area… we went wandering around our apartment complex. I think there was some asphalt under all the leaves. Several branches were down, mostly pine. It’s still quite windy and we did get wet, but I guess we’re lucky in our area – no flooding or any damages. We do still have power, too.

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  10. I’m in Pawley’s Island SC. I live 1500 feet from the beach. We have high tide now (2:35PM) and no flooding. My wind speed indicator on my 3 story house roof as of right now says 25MPH w/ 38MPH top speed. There is some puddling on the ground and some pine straw blown around but otherwise it’s just a gusty rain storm. No big deal at all. Thank God!

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    • graphiclucidity says:

      You definitely lucked up.
      The forecasts were predicting a close call with the eyewall in Georgetown county.

      Perhaps this is a good omen for the people further up the coast and into the Outer Banks.
      They’re still getting occasional tornados up that way.

      I’m curious about who the idiot was who drove his Jeep onto the beach in Myrtle Beach, got stuck, and abandoned it. I’m guessing it’s one of those nutty storm chasers trying to get some video to become Twitter famous.


  11. Dora says:

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  12. 4EDouglas says:

    Pryaying for you all NC is where my Grandma’ side (Eastern Cherokee) are. Wife still has family in that area..
    I was thank we didn’t have a long, hot, summer-Last evening- there was a smoke column out to the west..
    Supposed to have wet thunder today (NE Oregon)…

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  13. ATheoK says:

    Dorian is too close to land to strengthen or to even stay powerful.

    Cirrus cloud tops show significant reduction in thunderstorm energy. Coupled with an incomplete eyewall shows the storm is disrupted and weakening. Unless the storm moves further offshore an reorganizes.

    Storm surge is mostly relegated to wind driven water with some rising of the water due to lower atmospheric pressure.

    Dorian is still travelling slow. Dwellings and buildings hit by Dorian’s long lasting storm bands may suffer significant damage.


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  16. Yy4u says:

    On the Chesapeake Bay. Bay has waves but certainly nothing unusual. Windy but again nothing unusual. No rain yet, not even a sprinkle. Ignored the media but respect Sundance so broughf in the lamps from the bayfront screened porch. Turned over a few chairs and brought in the plants. None of that I wld have done based on MSM news that no longer has ANY credibility with me even when they report the weather. ESPECIALLY when they report tge weather. Fake news. I get info vrom Sundance. I dont evwn check Drudge since hia site turned Left


  17. Willy Nilly says:

    I see Cape Cod, Massachusetts is under “Tropical Storm watch”. That includes Martha’s Vineyard, new residence of a certain Obozo. Any chance he could get the swamp he deserves?


    • Willy Nilly says:

      Woo hoo, upgraded to “Tropical Storm Warning” now. The media always published Obozo’s picture with a halo (of sorts) over his head, now I wanna see a hurricane-sized halo over his head. A fitting crown for the lowerer of seas.


  18. I looked up the elevation of his new digs…..+10 feet from sea level. I hope they get a storm surge from Hell…… just wishing I guess. The Devil can push back and he lives there now.

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  19. snarkybeach says:

    NPR is still yammering on about how the President “lied” about Dorian hitting Alabama. Even though the reporterette did point out early models predicted a storm track aiming for Alabama, the enemedia has to feature stories about lies from the President, like crowd sizes & wall building.


  20. CNN_sucks says:

    The media has gone LOCO bigtime. They are fuming on their mouth like mad dogs.


  21. Bill says:

    If youre in the path you have had days of warning, just move west.Why people just head to Walmart and clean off the shelves and stay put amazes me. Just go out to your car and move


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  23. B. Rodregas says:

    Should be down to a Cat 1 by Saturday night, but not feeling thrilled about being smack dab in the center of that cone.


  24. Jimmy Jack says:

    Praying for all Treeper’s in the storms’ paths.


  25. Abster says:

    Is anyone in Nags Head/Outer Banks? Curious how they are faring. I have family on Chesapeake Bay, Northern Neck, Va. The water was flat and it wasn’t even raining a few hours ago. I’m in Richmond, Va. It is cloudy, cooler temps, light wind, no rain.


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