5pm Advisory: Hurricane Dorian Moves Away from Mid-Atlantic States

Hurricane Dorian has moved away from the mid-Atlantic states as it sets its sights on Nova Scotia. The storm is now located 300 miles SSW of Nantucket, Massachusetts.


The Canadian Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Newfoundland from Boat Harbour to Triton.

All Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings are discontinued south of the North Carolina/Virginia Border.

The Tropical Storm Warning is discontinued for the Tidal Potomac south of Cobb Island.

The Storm Surge Warning has been discontinued north of the North Carolina/Virginia border.

At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 36.9 North, longitude 72.7 West. Dorian is moving toward the northeast near 24 mph (39 km/h), and this general motion with an additional increase in forward speed is expected through Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian should move move to the southeast of extreme southeastern New England tonight and Saturday morning, and then across Nova Scotia late Saturday or Saturday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph (150 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is possible during the next 24 hours. After that time, Dorian is forecast to become a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds Saturday night or Sunday while it is near or over eastern Canada.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 958 mb (28.29 inches).

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