Hurricane tracker: Follow path of Dorian

Hurricane tracker: Follow path of Dorian

Hurricane tracker: Follow path of Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is a Category 2 hurricane early Friday morning and is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane.

Forecasters at the hurricane center and AccuWeather said Dorian has the potential to become a minimal Category 4 hurricane, with maximum winds reaching 130 miles per hour, before hitting Florida.

The photo above shows Dorian's projected path.

That includes light to moderate wind shear and very warm water with sea surface temperatures of between 84 and 86 degrees.

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Dorian is expected to reach the US mainland on Labor Day, but tropical storm rains could reach Florida over the weekend.

"All indications are that by this Labor Day weekend, a powerful hurricane will be near or over the Florida peninsula", the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in an advisory. Hurricane conditions are possible by Sunday.

A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft is en route to survey Dorian and a tropical cyclone update will be issued if significant changes are found, according to the National Hurricane Center.

"The situation is becoming increasingly risky and life-threatening", National Weather Service meteorologists in Melbourne wrote this morning.

Still, with Dorian days away and its track uncertain, Disney and other major resorts held off announcing any closings, and Florida authorities ordered no immediate mass evacuations.

On the National Hurricane Center forecast track, a slower westward to west-northwestward motions should continue for the next day or two, followed by a gradual turn toward the northwest.

Risky hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, blizzards and severe storms can appear at a moment's notice and employers must be prepared for a myriad of workplace issues that crop up before and after they strike. If It weakens, Dorian will likely go more North.

Puerto Rico seemed to be spared any heavy wind and rain, a huge relief to many on an island where blue tarps still cover some 30,000 homes almost two years after Hurricane Maria.

Gov. Ron DeSantis remains "confident" in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's ability to help Florida recover from an expected strike by Hurricane Dorian despite plans from President Donald Trump's administration to drain millions of dollars from the disaster recovery agency to pay for immigration enforcement. The state of emergency enabled state and local governments ample time, resources and flexibility to prepare, according to the governor.

The organisation said the storm could grow into a Category 3 as it heads in the general direction of Florida.

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center said its top winds were blowing at 85 miles per hour (140 kph) as the storm moved northwest at 13 miles per hour (20 kph).

As of Wednesday night, Dorian was 90 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was moving northwest at 13 mph.

Over two or three days, the hurricane could dump as much as 4 feet (1 meter) of rain, unleash devastating winds and whip up an abnormal and risky rise in sea level called storm surge, according to private meteorologist Ryan Maue and some of the most reliable computer models. "The King Tides adding a couple of feet to the water height is nearly like the storm being a category higher on the scale".

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