Title corrected to make clear that it is Maximum SUSTAINED winds that are 185 mph (295 km/h) with gusts over 220 mph.
Updates at Hurricanes.gov
Ranks as one of the most powerful storms for both pressure and winds. Minimum Central Pressure at 910 MB. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atlantic_hurricane_records
WTNT65 KNHC 012254
Hurricane Dorian Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052019
700 PM EDT Sun Sep 01 2019
…CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 DORIAN CONTINUES TO BATTER THE ABACOS…
…APPROACHING EASTERN END OF GRAND BAHAMA…
This is a life-threatening situation. Residents in the Abacos
should continue to stay in their shelter as the eastern eyewall of
Dorian remains over the area. Residents in eastern Grand Bahama will
begin to experience the western eyewall soon.
– Wind Gusts over 220 mph
– Storm Surge 18 to 23 feet above normal tide levels with higher
These hazards will cause extreme destruction in the affected areas
and will continue for several hours.
SUMMARY OF 700 PM EDT…2300 UTC…INFORMATION
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