Hurricane Dorian made it’s 1st U.S. landfall (4th overall) on Friday morning, September 6, at Cape Hatteras, NC. Via the National Hurricane Center:
Hurricane Dorian made landfall at 835 AM EDT (1235 UTC) over Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Maximum sustained winds were near 90 mph (150 km/h) with a minimum central pressure of 956 mb...28.23 inches.
Dorian continues as a category 1 storm with 85 mph winds, down from a peak of 185 mph in the Bahamas last weekend. Pressure hit a low of 910 mb Sunday and now has risen to 965 mb. Dorian has picked up forward motion, now moving to the northeast at 25 mph.
There is a Tropical Storm Warning for Cape Cod, including Nantucket as Dorian is expected to graze past the New England coastline over the weekend. A NOAA buoy at Nantucket Shoals, Massachusetts reported a sustained wind of 64 mph and a gust of 80 mph. A station at Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts reported sustained winds of 40 mph and a gust of 51 mph.
Remember, there is much more than simply wind that comes along with a hurricane- category number is strictly based on wind speed, and takes no other impact into account such as storm surge or flooding. Know YOUR risk where you live and be prepared.
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RECORDS (courtesy: Dr. Phil Klotzbach)
- Hurricane Dorian is the strongest hurricane in modern records to make landfall in the northwest Bahamas with 185 mph winds, pressure 911mb (category 5)
- 1st recorded category 5 hurricane to make landfall on Grand Bahama and Great Abaco
- Dorian is the second strongest storm on record in the Atlantic Basin, by wind speed (maxing out at 185 mph)
- Ties the 5th place record for number of days as a named storm in the Atlantic (forming during August) – 13 days
- Hurricane Dorian is tied for 6th place (with Floyd (1999) and Florence (2018)) for lowest pressure at landfall in North Carolina
Dorian first made landfall in Elbow Cay, Abacos in the Northern Bahamas on Sunday at 12:40 p.m. EDT, along with 2 additional landfalls. Damage is catastrophic and widespread in the Abacos and on Grand Bahama Island. Click here for more on the Bahamas latest information