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Looking Back at Hurricane Dorian

The first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season was a long-lived destructive and deadly storm.  At it’s peak, Hurricane Dorian was a catastrophic Category 5 tropical cyclone with a maximum sustained wind speed of 185 miles per hour and a central pressure of 910 millibars.  This was the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in The Bahamas, responsible for a significant loss of life and unthinkable destruction.  Sadly, the northern Bahamas islands will never be the same.  Other Caribbean islands as well as the United States and Canada also dealt with Dorian, but on a lesser—yet still impactful—scale.

WeatherNation’s Meteorologist Joe Astolfi takes a look back at the path of Hurricane Dorian and the images of its fury.


About the author
Joe Astolfi has been a weather enthusiast and geography guru ever since childhood.  After earning an Associate degree at Terra State Community College in Ohio, he decided to pursue a Bachelor degree in meteorology at Northern Illinois University.  He minored in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Before arriving at WeatherNation TV, Joe worked at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois.  Forecasting ... Load Morefor northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin was anything but ordinary.  Severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, blizzards, and heat waves are just some of the extreme weather events he has covered.  Joe grew up in Sandusky, Ohio and will always have a passion for the Great Lakes region and all it has to offer.

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