Dorian makes a landfall

Hurricane Dorian has made a landfall in the Abacos Islands. Winds were sustained at 185 mph, with gusts to 220 mph. Can you begin to imagine that?

The hurricane is now headed, with all its fury, to Grand Bahama Island. Godspeed to all the folks who are there.

Dorian is the most powerful hurricane to ever strike these northwest Bahama islands and is now one of the strongest hurricanes we have ever seen in recorded history.

A turn to the north is expected, though we all nervously watch as it continues a westward movement at 7 mph. If the turn to the north doesn’t come soon, Florida (or someone along the Southeast Coast) is going to be in real trouble.

NHC, “Catastrophic hurricane conditions are occurring in the Abacos Islands and will spread across Grand Bahama Island later today and tonight. Do not venture out into the eye, as winds will suddenly increase as the eye passes.”

This storm is breaking records and none of them are good ones to break.

The IR satellite image below shows the islands in the eye. I just can’t imagine….

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