Hurricane Dorian is nearing the U.S. coast as a Category 4 hurricane. It lost some strength as it stalled over Grand Bahama Island, moving at only 1 mph yesterday, but now it’s started moving again. Forecasts are divided on where the storm will ultimately end up, although many are hoping and predicting that the storm might turn north and not make landfall in Florida. However, it’s really too soon to tell for certain. The storm has left behind devastation in the Bahamas. Read on to see maps and trackers of Hurricane Dorian’s path, updated for 8 a.m. September 3, how close it may come to Florida, along with the storm’s projected path for the coming days. Hurricanes are unpredictable, so stay tuned as details can change over time.
NOTE: An updated live tracker post for September 3 is available on Heavy’s newer story here.
Live Hurricane Dorian Interactive Map Trackers
You can track Hurricane Dorian’s location via Google’s hurricane tracker map here, here, or through the embedded map below. Depending on your browser, you may need to zoom into the map below using the + button to see the hurricane’s track. (Some browsers will show a far-away view despite the settings, but zooming in will allow you to see the map in full.)
An additional live map is provided by the NOAA’s nowCoast website below. The embedded version is fairly small, but you can see the full version here. Hit the plus button in the map below to zoom in to see the details about the hurricane’s track.
Here’s a live tracker from Fox News.
Hurricane Dorian’s Projected Path as of 8 a.m.
Above is a map above from the National Hurricane Center showing a forecast cone and coastal watches and warnings released today. This map does not indicate the hurricane’s size, but it does show the hurricane’s current projected path.
This next map may give you a better idea of when to first expect to feel the effects of the hurricane. This map shows the estimated arrival time of tropical storm force winds. The map below was updated Sept. 2 in the evening, but not much has changed since.
Florida should start feeling tropical-storm force winds today as the storm nears.
Next is a different look at the hurricane’s projected path. Keep in mind that this map has an interactive component that you can view here. This screenshot is from September 2 in the evening.
Wind Projection Maps of Hurricane Dorian
Next up is a wind-speed probability map. This shows the probability of tropical storm force winds, as predicted on September 2. Dorian hasn’t moved much since then.
And next are predictions for the probability of hurricane force winds. Dorian hasn’t moved much since then.
Rainfall & Flooding Potential Maps
This next map from NOAA shows the rainfall potential.
According to the National Hurricane Center on September 3 at 8 a.m., Hurricane Dorian is currently at 27.1 N, 78.4 W, about 40 miles northeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and 110 miles east-northeast of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Maximum winds are currently 120 mph, down from 11 p.m. Winds are down from the 185 mph maximum that they were two days ago, but this is still a dangerous storm. Minimum central pressure is 952 mb (28.11 inches).
“At 8 a.m. the NOAA noted: “At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located by reconnaissance aircraft and NOAA Doppler radar near latitude 27.1 North, longitude 78.4 West. Dorian is beginning to move northwestward at about 1 mph (2 km/h), and a slightly faster motion toward the northwest or north-northwest is expected later today and tonight. A turn toward the north is forecast by Wednesday evening, followed by a turn to the north-northeast Thursday morning. On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will gradually move north of Grand Bahama Island through this evening. The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday.