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Hurricane Dorian, now an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 storm, could now only skirt Florida on its northern trek, but the storm still has the Bahamas in its sights.
The National Hurricane Center said on Saturday morning that the storm is packing 145 miles per hour winds and could impact the northern Bahamas on Sunday and Monday.
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But even without a direct hit, Florida would still be in the cone of the storm if forecasts hold.
“We’re not out of the woods by any stretch, this needs to be watched and all Central Floridians need to be on guard until the storm rides north of our location,” Jaymer King, a meteorologist with WOFL-Fox 35 said in an Orlando Sentinel report:
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The state’s east coast from Fort Lauderdale up to Cape Canaveral and inland to Orlando are still within the three-day cone of uncertainty, though. The five-day projection includes even more of the state, but the consensus path now has the storm headed for landfall near the South Carolina and Georgia border.
Hurricane-force winds extend out 30 miles from the storm’s center with tropical-storm-force winds extending out 105 miles. The current forecast has the center of the storm parked off Florida’s coast still as a Category 4 hurricane with 130 mph winds near Brevard County by Tuesday morning. It is then projected to head more north skirting...
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