BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (NHC) —BULLETIN Hurricane Dorian Intermediate Advisory Number 32A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL052019 800 AM EDT Sun Sep 01 2019 …EYEWALL OF NOW CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE DORIAN ABOUT TO HIT THE ABACO ISLANDS WITH DEVASTATING WINDS… …LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ALSO EXPECTED… SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT…1200 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…26.5N 76.5W ABOUT 35 MI…55 KM E OF GREAT ABACO ISLAND ABOUT 225 MI…360 KM E OF WEST PALM BEACH FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…160 MPH…260 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 8 MPH…13 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…927 MB…27.37 INCHES WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for… * Northwestern Bahamas excluding Andros Island A Hurricane Watch is in effect for… * Andros Island A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * North of Deerfield Beach to Sebastian Inlet A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * North of Golden Beach to Deerfield Beach A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within 36 hours. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Interests elsewhere in southern and central Florida should continue to monitor the progress of Dorian. Additional watches or warnings may be required for portions of the east coast of Florida today. For storm information specific to your area in the United States, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside of the United States, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service. DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK ———————- At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the distinct eye of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 26.5 North, longitude 76.5 West. Dorian is moving toward the west near 8 mph (13 km/h), and a slower westward motion should occur for the next day or two, followed by a gradual turn toward the northwest. On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian should be moving over Great Abaco soon, and continue near or over Grand Bahama Island later tonight and Monday. The hurricane should move closer to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday night. Data from an Air Force Hurricane Hunter plane which just penetrated the eye of Dorian indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased to near 160 mph (260 km/h) with higher gusts. Dorian is now a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely, but Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next few days. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km). Elbow Cay in the Abaco Islands just reported winds of 35 mph (56 km/h) The minimum central pressure just measured by an Air Force plane was 927 mb (27.37 inches).