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Stunning pictures from hurricane Dorian

Hurricane #Dorian has now stalled over the Bahamas, bringing with it catastrophic storm surge and destruction. Here are some memorable pictures from this category 5 hurricane:

Eye of Cat 5 hurricane Dorian (September 1, 2019)

Hurricane Dorian viewed from International Space Station (September 2, 2019)

Hurricane Dorian latest GEOS-16 East satellite observation (September 2, 2019)

2 Sep 2019 - 18:00 UTC ...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND CATASTROPHIC WINDS CONTINUE OVER GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND... As of 2:00 PM EDT Mon Sep 2 the center of Dorian was located near 26.8, -78.4 with movement WNW at 1 mph. The minimum central pressure was 938 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 150 mph

Hurricane Dorian Discussion Number 37...Correction NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052019 1100 AM EDT Mon Sep 02 2019 Satellite and radar imagery show that Dorian is moving very slowly over Grand Bahama Island this morning. The hurricane remains quite symmetric and still exhibits a very well-defined eye, but there is somewhat less evidence of concentric eyewalls in Bahamas radar imagery. Satellite intensity estimates from UW/CIMSS, SAB, and TAFB are slightly lower this morning, and the initial intensity has been reduced to 135 kt. As Dorian moves very slowly during the next 24 hours, some upwelling in the deeper waters around the Bahamas could cause some gradual weakening. After that time, the hurricane is expected to experience a gradual increase in southwesterly shear, which should lead to a slow decrease in wind speed. However, Dorian is forecast to remain a very powerful hurricane while it moves near the southeastern United States coast. The NHC intensity forecast is close to the statistical guidance during the first day or so, then near the HFIP corrected consensus model later in the period.

As anticipated, the ridge to the north of the storm has weakened and the eye of Dorian has only been inching westward this morning. The hurricane is expected to drift westward or west-northwestward over the next 24 hours, which will cause a prolonged period of devastating winds and storm surge over Grand Bahama Island. By late Tuesday, the weakness in the ridge becomes more pronounced and Dorian should turn northwestward near the east coast of the Florida. By day 3, the hurricane is expected to make a northeastward turn ahead of a broad mid-latitude trough. The overall track envelope has not changed much, and little adjustment to the previous NHC forecast was required. It cannot be stressed enough that only a small deviation to the left of the NHC forecast could bring the core of the extremely dangerous hurricane onshore of the Florida east coast within the hurricane warning area. In addition, Dorian's wind field is predicted to expand, which would bring hurricane-force winds closer to the east coast of Florida even if the track does not change.

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