Special 6am Update on Hurricane Dorian
In this update:
- Dorian Current information
- Dorian Track
- Dorian impacts
- Dorian Rain & Wind time line/amounts.
- Tips on what to do to prepare for the Hurricane!
Good early morning, We are now only a little under 48 hours before Dorian makes landfall in Nova Scotia, Here is the latest on Dorian..
ABOUT 15 MI...25 KM S OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 80 MI...130 KM SW OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 45 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...956 MB...28.23 INCHES
Hurricane Dorian's forward motion is northeast as it begins to
encounter stronger shear which will contribute to a gradual
weakening. This slow decrease in intensity will continue as the
hurricane begins to race towards Atlantic Canada. No change from the
previous forecast track which maintains a land-falling hurricane
somewhere over Eastern Nova Scotia overnight Saturday. Dorian will
begin extra-tropical transition Saturday evening over Nova Scotia,
completing the process over the Eastern Gulf of St. Lawrence or
Western Newfoundland early Sunday. Dorian will remain a very potent
post-tropical system with hurricane or near hurricane force winds as
it crosses Northern Newfoundland.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 220
miles (350 km) as the storm transitions into a post-tropical Storm with Hurricane force when it crosses over Eastern Nova Scotia, we will see the wind field expand.
As Dorian approaches closer and closer to the South shore, We will see extreme heavy rainfall, Brutal sustained damaging winds.
Rain: At the moment, Latest model runs show rainfall of 100 to 150mm by Sunday afternoon in Yarmouth and Shelburne, in Digby there will be less heavy rain but still enough to cause flooding problems. Digby can see as much as 70 to 100mm by Sunday afternoon.
Winds: the latest track and models are in a good agreement that Tropical Storm force winds of 70+km/h will occur with Hurricane force gusts of over 120+km/h, During the evening hours Saturday when Dorian will make it closest approach to the south shores, sustained winds could potentially reach Hurricane force and gusts between 150 and 180km/h. These winds will topple down large trees with foliage, cause extensive power outages that can last several days to even a few weeks, and other damage such as to roof shingles, windows, cars, etc.
Waves: Waves of 5 to 10 meters are expected beginning early morning Saturday and continue well into Sunday. These large waves combined with heavy rain and storm surge will highly lead to severe coastal flooding and damage on the coastal communities.
Rip Currents: Rip Currents are expected on the coast and persons in the area should use extreme caution near the water.
Timeline & Amounts:
Saturday 3am: Light showers and Drizzle in Yarmouth & Shelburne
Saturday 6am: Moderate rain on the coast, Light rain inland in all 3 Tri-Counties
Saturday 9am: Moderate to Heavy rain
Saturday Noon: Moderate to Heavy rain
Saturday 3pm: Very Heavy rain as Dorian makes it closest approach. Starts as early as 1-2pm in Shelburne.
Saturday 6pm: Very heavy rain continues
Saturday 9pm: Heaviest rain begins to exit as the storm crosses over the Eastern shores, still Moderate to Heavy rain.
Midnight: Light rain in Digby, showers and drizzle in Yarmouth & Shelburne.
Sunday 3am: Rain is done with.
Yarmouth County: 100-130mm
Shelburne County: 100-150mm
Digby County: 80-100mm
Yarmouth: East @ 20km/h
Shelburne: East @ 20km/h, except 40-60km/h on the coast (Tropical Storm Force)
Digby: East @ 20km/h
Yarmouth: East @ 30km/h
Shelburne: East @ 30km/h except up to 60km/h on the coast.
Digby: East @ 30km/h
Yarmouth: North East 50km/h, except 80km/h on the coast (Tropical Storm Force)
Shelburne: North East 40km/h, except 60 to 90km/h on the coast (Tropical Storm Force)
Digby: North East 30km/h
Yarmouth: NNE @ 50km/h except 85 km/h on the coast (Tropical Storm Force)
Shelburne: NNE @ 50km/h except 85km/h on the coast (Tropical Storm Force)
Digby: NNE @ 50km/h except 100km/h on Brier Island (Tropical Storm Force)
Yarmouth: NW @ 80km/h, except 110km/h on the coast (Tropical Storm Force)
Shelburne: NW @ 60km/h, except 115km/h on the coast (Tropical Storm Force)
Digby: NW @ 75km/h, except 100km/h on Brier Island. (Tropical Storm Force)
Yarmouth: NW @ 40km/h, except 70km/h on the coast. (Tropical Storm Force)
Shelburne: NW @ 60km/h, except near 80km/h on the coast. (Tropical Storm Force)
Digby: NW 60km/h
Yarmouth County: 40-60km/h
Shelburne County: 50-70km/h (Tropical Storm Force)
Digby County: 30km/h
Yarmouth County: 50-70km/h (Tropical Storm Force)
Shelburne County: 60-90km/h (Tropical Storm Force)
Digby County: 40-50km/h (Tropical Storm Force)
Yarmouth: 80-100km/h (Tropical Storm Force)
Shelburne: 80-115km/h (Tropical Storm Force)
Digby: 70-80km/h (Tropical Storm Force)
Yarmouth: 120-140km/h (Hurricane Force)
Shelburne: 140-160km/h (Hurricane Force)
Digby: 100-120km/h (Tropical Storm Force)
Yarmouth: 130-160km/h (Hurricane Force)
Shelburne: 130-150km/h (Hurricane Force)
Digby: 110-140km/h (Hurricane Force)
Yarmouth: 130-160km/h (Hurricane Force)
Shelburne: 130-160km/h, except up to 180km/h near Clark’s Harbour.(Hurricane Force)
Digby: 120-140km/h (Hurricane Force)
Yarmouth: 80-120km/h (Tropical Storm Force)
Shelburne: 90-120km/h (Tropical Storm Force)
Digby: 100-130km/h (Hurricane Force)
We have several watches & warnings in effect!
Flood Warning: Rainfall from Dorian is expected to dump as much as 100 and 150mm of rainfall combined with storm surge, large waves and pounding surf. Flooding is expected and heavy rainfall from Dorian can cause flash and coastal flooding.
Wind Warning: Very High winds over 90km/h is expected from Hurricane Dorian Saturday and Saturday night.
Hurricane Watch: Hurricane Conditions from a Hurricane is possible in the next 36 hours, Hurricane winds are 120+km/h, along with flooding rains, and storm surge or pounding waves.
Here is some Hurricane Safety tips!
In a **WATCH** (Which we are currently in)
- Turn Refrigerator to the coldest setting to preserve food longer
- Keep your car fueled.
- Have plenty of emergency supplies stored, such as canned food,batteries, propane for a camp stoves, extra money, etc.
- Fill water bottles and the bathtub with water.
- Review Family evacuation plans
- Bring pets indoors!!!
- Bring Outdoor objects inside the house or garage.
- Make sure medical supplies are available.
If a WARNING is issued:
- Board up windows and garage
- Unplug appliances
- Be prepared for evacuations ( mainly coastal areas)
Next update at 5pm.