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Minute by minute: Dorian is already a category 3 hurricane

2019-09-03T06:22:23.785Z

At a slow pace, Hurricane Dorian continues to hit the Bahamas. With winds of 120 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour), it is now a category 3 hurricane. 🌀 Look where Dorian is in is…



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(CNN) - At a slow pace, Hurricane Dorian continues to hit the Bahamas. It is the strongest storm ever recorded anywhere on the planet this year.

It is expected that Tuesday night will come “dangerously” to the east coast of Florida.

🌀 Look where Dorian is right now

This is what we know, minute by minute:

2:15 AM ET

National Hurricane Center: "Dorian will not move"

In its latest updated notice, the US National Hurricane Center said "Dorian will not move," as the hurricane continues over Grand Bahama.

Wind gusts and storm surges are expected to continue in Grand Bahama until Tuesday.

The hurricane has been floating on the island for more than a day, with destructive winds and floods. Five people have died on the Abaco Islands.

1:45 AM ET

Hurricane Dorian is now category 3

Dorian has been reclassified as a category 3 hurricane, below category 4.

Now it has winds of 120 miles per hour (195 kilometers per hour). At its peak during the weekend, Dorian was a category 5 storm with winds of 185 mph (295 km / h).

The hurricane is now stationary and has been hovering in Grand Bahama for the last day. It is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from West Palm Beach, on the Florida coast.

1:30 AM ET

This is how Dorian looks from space

NASA astronaut Christian Koch took pictures of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station on Monday.

Hurricane Dorian photographed from space, on September 2. (Christian Koch / NASA)

The images show a giant white vortex over the ocean. Dorian has stopped in Grand Bahama, hitting the island for the past 24 hours.

Photos of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station. (Christian Koch / NASA)

Hurricane Dorian

Source: cnnespanol

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