Hurricane Dorian update for Monday, 9/2 at 1:30 p.m.
**Hurricane Dorian Update for Monday (9/2) at 1:30 p.m.**
The UF campus in Gainesville is on a normal holiday schedule for today. Classes are canceled and offices closed on Tuesday.
UF units outside of Alachua County should follow local government closures and heed direction from local officials, including evacuations.
The UF Emergency Operations Team and Policy Group is meeting daily to coordinate actions and decisions for the university.
At the 11 a.m. advisory, Dorian was located approximately 110 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 155mph (Category 4). The storm is moving very slowly to the west at 1 MPH.
A slow westward to west-northwestward motion is forecast during the next day or so, followed by a gradual turn toward the northwest and north. On this track, the core of Hurricane Dorian will continue to impact Grand Bahama Island through much of today and tonight. The hurricane will then move close to the Florida east coast late tonight through Wednesday evening as a major hurricane.
No watches or warnings are in place for Alachua County and are not anticipated based upon the current forecast.
Sustained tropical storm force winds are not forecasted for the immediate area with the current forecast track. Any peak winds would come within rain bands rotating around the system and would not be continuous.
Flooding rainfall is not expected locally with total amounts of 2-3 inches currently forecast for the Gainesville area.
Updates will be posted daily unless circumstances warrant more frequent updates.