Dorian heads to Nova Scotia after causing major flooding in Hampton Roads, northeastern North Carolina

Posted at 6:08 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 00:00:56-04

Dorian is heading for Nova Scotia in a hurry after causing major flooding in Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. The storm made landfall in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, early Friday morning.

Dorian, which is a Category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, has a wind speed of 100 mph. It is located about 180 miles SE of Eastport, Maine, and about 140 miles SW of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

According to the NOAA, Dorian is now the strongest hurricane in modern records for the northwestern Bahamas. Dorian is tied for the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record with the 1935 Labor Day hurricane.

As of 2 p.m. Saturday, Dorian is moving toward the northeast near 29 mph, and this general motion is expected through Sunday.

On the forecast track, the center of Dorian should pass across central or eastern Nova Scotia this afternoon or evening, pass near or over Prince Edward Island tonight and move near or over portions of Newfoundland on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are at 100 mph with higher gusts. Dorian is forecast to become a powerful post-tropical cyclone by Saturday night or early Sunday morning, but will maintain hurricane-force winds as it moves across eastern Canada.

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As of 2 p.m. Saturday, September 7

Location: 42.8 N 64.9 W

Moving: NE at 29 mph

Min pressure: 953 mb

Max sustained: 100 mph

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