We are now in the peak of the hurricane season
Dorian is now a Category 3 hurricane a major hurricane and is predicted to impact the northern Bahamas where the prime minister has ordered evacuations.
Yesterday, Dorian impacted the BVI and USVI as a Category 1 hurricane. Earlier on Tuesday, as Dorian crossed over the Lesser Antilles, the then Tropical Storm Dorian, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, impacted Barbados, St Lucia and Dominica as well as Martinique and Dutch west Indies.
Dorian began life as tropical depression 5 on Saturday March 24.
The Storm is expected to make landfall in North Bahamas on the weekend as a cat 3, before slamming into the eastern seaboard of Florida by Tuesday as a very dangerous, category 4 major tropical cyclone.
“…EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE DORIAN HEADING FOR THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS… …HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS…“
NWS National Hurricane Center
The hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. With late August to early September 10th is considered to be the hurricane season’s peak.
So far Dorian is the 4th named-storm of the season. The next name on the list is Fernand.
Meanwhile, according to Forecaster Roberts of the NWS National Hurricane Center, a tropical wave is located about 300 miles east-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands.
“Some development of this system is possible
early next week over the eastern and central tropical Atlantic as it moves west northwestward at 10 to 15 mph.
1. * Formation chance through 48 hours…low…near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…30 percent.”