We are about 120 hours away from a potential major hurricane making a potential landfall in Florida. A lot of potential and a lot of unknowns still. Going out tonight to fill up the tank with gas was an adventure and that was without any watches or warnings being issued. This is not a bad thing, this is to time to get those last minute items we may need.
With the 5pm advisory we saw the error cone slide slightly to the south with the latest European model run making a landfall in the Martin/St. Lucie county area. At this point most anywhere is Florida has the potential for hurricane force winds, and that is why we prepare now.
The 8pm advisory dropped all watches and warnings that were in effect so we will get the 11pm advisory and will not have another until 5am.
The 8pm model rounds were somewhat tightly grouped and to the north of the area. If this were to be the case we in Pompano and south would not have a wind event to be concerned with but heavy rainfall would still be possible. I major outliers here.
Again, nobody can give a confident answer as to where Dorian will go but be ready regardless of where you are in Florida. Remember to give yourself time to get those items you will need and just be kind, for many this may be their first tropical encounter and we need to show and lead the way to prepare. More tomorrow.