Hurricane Dorian stronger than Hurricane Andrew, number 8 all time

At 2pm (1800UTC) on Sep 01 Hurricane Dorian attained a barometric pressure of 911mb. This makes Hurricane Dorian the 7th strongest Hurricane (based on surface pressure) in the history of recording Hurricane data. 

Hurricane WILMA (2005) reached the lowest barometric pressure ever recorded in an Atlantic Basin hurricane: 882 millibars. Her 185 MPH sustained winds 

Hurricane GILBERT(1988)  reached an air pressure low of 888 millibars.

In 1935, scientists recorded a low-pressure reading of 892 millibars in the LABOR DAY Hurricane.

Hurricane ALLEN  (1980) clobbered Texas after plummeting to 899 millibars.

Hurricane RITA(2005), which inflicted major damage in Texas, sank to 895 millibars at its lowest point.

Hurricane KATRINA(2005) wreaked havoc on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast having reached a barometric low-pressure reading of 902 millibars. When KATRINA made her second landfall, she still registered as low as 920 millibars.

Hurricane CAMILLE(1969) also reached a low of 900 millibars.

*Hurricane DORIAN(2019) Reached a low a 911mb just prior to moving over the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. 

Hurricane ANDREW(1992)  decimated Florida, making landfall as a Category 5 storm. The lowest pressure reading of the monster storm fell to 922 millibars.

*Currently underway, pressure was the latest strength as provided by the National Hurricane Center. 

At this time, Hurricane Dorian is stronger than Hurricane Andrew, and slightly weaker than Hurricane Camille. With some interaction with the northern Bahamas islands and the shallowness of the water, Dorian may have reached its peak (for the day), but will remain at least Category 4 Hurricane over the next 24-36hrs. 

The track of Dorian will impact the southern half of the US East Coast. Weakening will occur, but could still have Hurricane conditions while still south of Cape Hatteras. The question will be how close. 

We are also watching a new area of disturbed weather that has moved off the coast of Africa. The chances this area becomes at least a tropical depression are likely over the next 48-72hrs. 

For the latest or Hurricane Dorian and how it will affect you/your vessel and/or the developing tropical depression over the eastern Atlantic contact Ocean Marine Nav Inc at ocmarnav@aol.com or 1-866-505-6664.

Bob/OMNI


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Bob Jones

Marine Meteorologist
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