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Current watches and warnings for Hurricane Dorian for Monday, September 2nd

Florida Prepares For The Arrival Of Hurricane Dorian
Posted at 6:52 AM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 06:38:57-04

These are the current watches and warnings issued by the National Hurricane Center for Hurricane Dorian.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for:
-Grand Bahama and the Abacos Islands in the northwestern Bahamas
-Jupiter Inlet to the Flagler/Volusia County Line

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for:
-North of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet
-Flagler/Volusia County Line to the Altamaha Sound Georgia

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A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for:
-North of Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for:
-North of Golden Beach to Deerfield Beach
-Lake Okeechobee

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for:
-Lantana to the Flagler/Volusia County Line

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for:
-North of Deerfield Beach to south of Lantana
-Flagler/Volusia County Line to the Savannah River

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 watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

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.

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Tropical Storm WATCH: An announcement that tropical storm conditions (sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph) are possible within the specified coastal area within 48 hours.

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