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TS DORIAN: 8 p.m. update


TS DORIAN: 8 p.m. update

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At 8 p.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Dorian was located by an Air Force Reserve Unit Hurricane Hunter aircraft near latitude 13.0 North, longitude 59.1 West. This places the system about 30 miles (50 km) east southeast of Barbados.

Dorian is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue through Tuesday night, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Wednesday. The minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches).

On the forecast track, the centre of Dorian is expected to move near or over the Windward Islands this evening and tonight and move into the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday.

Dorian is forecast to pass near or south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday and approach eastern Hispaniola Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts.  Some strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it passes through the northern Windward Islands early Tuesday, and it is expected to be a hurricane when it moves near Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the centre. (PR)


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