Last Update
Sep 4th, 2019

Dorian is Gone

Tuesday 8:30am

Overnight, Dorian has hardly moved. But it's starting to break up (now down to a 115Mph Cat 3) and all of the models now have it well off Florida's coast. Florida is now completely out of the cone.

I don't think we'll be getting anything more than we're getting right now. Clouds and a bit of a breeze. While Fort Lauderdale is still under a Tropical Storm Watch, the storm is moving away.

As you can see, the eye is breaking up. Also, as I mentioned last week, we're on the "good" side of the storm. Most of the rain and wind is on the North side of the Hurricane. Which is why we've seen almost nothing here in Fort Lauderdale.

Hurricane Dorian is coming. Models have it hitting north of West Palm Beach as a possible Cat 3 storm. News organizations like to exaggerate and scare the public, but it appears we'll be impacted at some level here in Fort Lauderdale.

The Panic has started; there were no shopping carts at Publix this morning at 9:30am

No line at the water bottle machine; short lines to get gas. It will be worse this weekend unless the storm heads further north.

The good news is that the current models have us on the "good" side of the hurricane; the "right" side gets the most powerful winds (Hurricane winds move counter-clockwise), so areas north of the center of the storm get the worst of it.

The problem with this hurricane is that there's nowhere to flee by car. Any part of the state could be hit. Last Hurricane some people I know went to Atlanta and the Hurricane hit there also.

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Stacy
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You called this one early. I didn't leave town because of this page!
Administrator
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At 8:30 this morning, the eye of the storm is 124 miles away and moving away from us north. The forecast says we can expect 20-30mph winds this afternoon.
Where's the Hurricane
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Has it even rained today?
Administrator
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We're not getting a hurricane. I think it's going to be like Michael. We'll get a nasty night tonight, then it will be gone tomorrow. I think it's already moving north. If it's already moving north we could very well get nothing more than the spitting edges. The eye of the storm is now 120 miles from FTL. It's actually further away that it was last night.
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Overnight, Dorian has barely moved, sitting over Grand Bahama Island and moving at 1mph. The models are largely unchanged since last night. The eye of the storm is 117 miles from Fort Lauderdale.
Administrator
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A slight jog west; a couple of the models show northern FL more at risk. Not much change for us; we're looking at topical storm winds on Monday. The storm has been upgraded to a Cat 5, so it's a very dangerous
Administrator
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As of 5pm Saturday, it looks like it's possible we won't even see Tropical storm winds in Fort Lauderdale. 2pm Monday is when the storm is projected to be closes to us; so all day Monday expect high winds and rain.
Jake
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I love these spaghetti models. They're so much more informative than the big cones on TV.
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The latest computer models have the storm further north and turning up the coast. As of now there isn't 1 of the tracks that would significantly impact Fort Lauderdale.

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