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Old 09-02-2019, 10:35 AM   #1
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Dorian - a name that will be retired

Damage done by Dorian will probably exceed anything previously seen in the Atlantic. And similar to some that have occurred in the western Pacific.

This is a very tight storm. Gauges only 70 miles from the eye showed almost no pressure decrease (ie 29.9 in Hg). A bad storm will drop air pressure to 28. I suspect this one will register in the low 27 inches.

That much pressure difference in so few miles suggests massive winds that we do not yet build to withstand. Damage on Grand Bahama Island will set a new standard that we have never seen in the Atlantic. These islands are not more than 30 feet above sea level. Storm surge will probably be 20 feet.

This is a very tight storm. When (if) it goes up the American coastline only 60 miles offshore, it should cause little damage. Shift a few tens of miles west to see massive damage. Warnings should be heeded.

Damage to Puerto Rico two years ago will probably not compare to what will probably exist only in the north shores of Bahama.

BTW, a few days ago, another storm left the African coast. It looks similar to Dorian.
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