Hurricane Dorian Update for Sunday 9/1, 1:40 p.m.
**Hurricane Dorian Update for Sunday (9/1) at 1:40 p.m.**
The UF campus in Gainesville remains on a normal schedule today and normal holiday schedule on Monday. University offices are closed and classes canceled on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
All UF units in the peninsula should continue to closely monitor the progress for Dorian for forecast changes.
UF units with operations within the watch and warning areas should follow advice from local officials, including local government closures.
Based upon the 11 a.m. advisory, Gainesville has a 43% chance of experiencing tropical storm force winds and a 1% chance of hurricane force winds.
National Weather Service-Jacksonville indicates tropical storm force winds are not expected locally based upon the current track.
The cumulative rainfall forecast continues to decrease, with the Gainesville area expected to receive 1 inch or less.
These impacts are based upon an offshore track. Additional adjustments of the track towards Florida could increase potential wind and rain threats locally.
At the 11 a.m. advisory, the distinct eye center of Dorian was located approximately 205 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 180mph (Category 5). That location is over the Abacos Islands in the Northwestern Bahamas.
A slower westward motion should continue for the next day or two, followed by a gradual turn toward the northwest. On this track, the core of Dorian will continue to move over Great Abaco and move 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.
The National Hurricane Center forecasts tracks the center of Dorian off of the Florida east coast on Monday through Wednesday as a major hurricane.
Updates will be posted daily unless circumstances warrant more frequent updates.