Aah Jim, Coastal Storm Expert in Disaster Recovery, Tuesday 9pm update on Hurricane Dorian

Aah Jim is a local coastal storm expert in disaster recovery who researches the hurricanes and gives no nonsense reporting about them in plain language. Read his prior updates for important info about how hurricanes work, i.e. “It doesn’t matter what the top windspeed of a storm is if it stays out in the Atlantic. it does not matter what the wind speed of the narrow eastern eyewall of Dorian is doing if that eyewall is not expected to come close to Florida. No matter how big a hurricane is, once it drives completely up on land it dramatically weakens, it needs to hit a warm open body of water again before it can pose a major threat. “

Jim writes:  This is your 9pm Dont Panic Weather Update: Dorian’s overall strength has dropped to a cat 2. It is hitting Florida with its weak western edge producing 30-40 mph sustained winds and short 65 mph gusts. Its following the projected track and should stay off the coast past Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. In my last post I made listed Tues am instead of Wed am. Here’s the lastest max winds updated to show slightly lower windspeeds due to the dropping strength of Dorian.

Savannah Georgia max wind spd 42 from N Thurs 3 am
Jacksonville max wind spd 36 mph from the North Wed 2pm
Daytona max wind spd 38 mph from the NW Wed 5 am
Cocoa Beach max wind spd 39 from the NW Wed 2 am
Melbourne Beach max wind spd 38 from NW Wed at 2 am
Palm Bay max wind spd 36 from the NW Wed at 2 am
Vero Beach max wind spd 32 from the NW Wed at 1 am
Fort Pierce max wind spd 30 from the W Wed at 10 pm
Stuart max wind spd 28 and dropping storm has passed
West Palm Beach max wind dropping storm has passed
Miami Beach no effect, just gusts

Ocean levels should drop a few hours after winds shift to the NW then the W. By the time the winds shift to the SW on Wed the storm has passed. Good job people, it will be over soon!

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