From WFTV in Orlando, Florida
MONDAY 11 p.m. update:
Tropical Storm Dorian crossed Barbados and it lost a bit of its maximum sustained winds. The system now has 50 mph maximum sustained winds and will continue to travel to the west-northwest at about 13 mph. The dry air seems to be weakening Dorian and it seems like it will continue to struggle as at the start of its journey through the Caribbean. Hurricane Hunters investigated the system Monday afternoon and found the system not to be as organized as shown in the satellite.
It is possible that tropical storm or hurricane watches will be issued Tuesday morning for Hispaniola.
From Thursday on the forecast is still very uncertain. There is the potential for some impact in Florida, but it will all depend on how disrupted this system is once it crosses the Caribbean and possibly interacts with the terrain in the Dominican Republic.
Why post now the old message from yesyerday evening 11PM? Thats old and long gone.
We had alresdy updates at 2AM, 5AM, 8AM and most likely our final destiny map will be shown on the 11AM update in a couple hours.
Dorian did still not finish its pass of the Windward Islands, but all night long showed that the storm is running on a steady track. It lost powers over Barbados and does not look impressing this morning, so likely to not see much changes
This means the tracking shown on the 11AM update will be our holy bible for the next couple days.
WE HAVE TO PREPARE TO BE ABLE TO RECEIVE AND SURVIVE FINE STRONG STORM WINDS BATTERING OUR HOMES FOR SOME HOURS.
no changes on my personal outlook, i do not see a way how this small organized storm could become a hurricNe, but it doesnt matter that much anyways, qe have to prepare and those preparations are the same no mTyer 30mphr more or less windspeed to receive.
The official warnimgs are already out:
PR: Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch
DR: Hurricane watch from Samana over the whole East down to Yuma, Tropical Storm Watch for the North Shores.
On the actual tracking Puerto Rico will get the strongest winds, Teopical Storm winds feom the stronger N sector.
No.Landfall i PR and no Landfall in DR.
Touching PR on its right and DR on its left may let the small storm bounce, so the center may touch DR soil along the East for moments, but thise storms tend to take the easier ways, which us to stay over the water of the Mona Channel and over wayer all along the DR East.
That way the DR will stay on the weak W and SW side and should not receive significant winds nor dangerous rainfalls. But on such close encounyer we have to be prepared ro get the center of a Cat1 Hurricane iver our roof, then all will stay fine.