Hurricane Dorian Impacts

Dorian Quick Stats

  • Dorian has now generated the 9th most Accumulated Cyclone Energy by an Atlantic hurricane named during August in the satellite era (since 1966).
  • Dorian has generated more Accumulated Cyclone Energy than 9 full Atlantic hurricane seasons since 1950: 1972, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1994 and 2013.
  • Getting 3 named storms simultaneously in the Atlantic is a fairly common occurrence. It has now happened in 28 out of 54 (52%) Atlantic hurricane seasons in the satellite era (since 1966).

    Source: Philip Klotzbach

Category 2 Hurricane Dorian, with winds close to 105 mph, continues to move north at 8 mph.

Dorian will produce adverse weather impacts along a large part of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic coastal U.S. the rest of the week. So far, Dorian has produced devastating impacts across the Bahamas but limited impacts across the east coast of Florida. However, impact magnitude is likely to increase as Dorian moves north.

The Eye of Dorian

Dorian is expected to remain offshore, but it will come very close to the Northeast Florida, and the Carolina coasts.

Wind Impacts

Surge Impacts

Dorian could produce significant storm surge impacts across the Southeast U.S.

Water levels could begin to rise well in advance of the arrival of strong winds. The surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Surge-related flooding can vary greatly over short distances.

The water could reach these heights (right) above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide.

Rain Impacts

Parts of the Georgia and Carolina coasts could see rain totals in excess of 6".

Active Tropics

The tropics remain very active however Hurricane Dorian is the only system expected to significantly impact the U.S.