Hurricane Dorian Downgrades To Category 4, Remains A Powerful Storm | MSNBC


INCLUDING MAJOR FLOODING AND SUSTAINED WINDS ABOVE 150 MILES SUSTAINED WINDS ABOVE 150 MILES AN HOUR. AN HOUR. OUR TEAM IS IN PLACE WITH THE OUR TEAM IS IN PLACE WITH THE LATEST FROM CRITICAL AREAS. LATEST FROM CRITICAL AREAS. I WANT TO BEGIN WITH NBC I WANT TO BEGIN WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN METEOROLOGIST MICHELLE GROSSMAN WITH NEW DETAILS ON THIS STORM. WITH NEW DETAILS ON THIS STORM. I KNOW WE’RE GETTING AN 11:00 I KNOW WE’RE GETTING AN 11:00 A.M. UPDATE. A.M. UPDATE. WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ON HOW THIS WE HAVE NEW DETAILS ON HOW THIS STORM IS PROGRESSING. STORM IS PROGRESSING. TAKE US THROUGH WHAT WE KNOW SO TAKE US THROUGH WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR. FAR.>>HI, THERE, YASMINE.>>HI, THERE, YASMINE. WE GOT OUR 11:00 ADVISORY. WE GOT OUR 11:00 ADVISORY. IT’S DOWN TO A CATEGORY 4 STORM IT’S DOWN TO A CATEGORY 4 STORM BY A HAIR BECAUSE IT’S AT 155 BY A HAIR BECAUSE IT’S AT 155 MILES PER HOUR, 156 MILES PER MILES PER HOUR, 156 MILES PER HOUR PUTS IT INTO THE CATEGORY 5 HOUR PUTS IT INTO THE CATEGORY 5 ZONE. ZONE. THE GOOD NEWS IS WE’RE SEEING A THE GOOD NEWS IS WE’RE SEEING A DECREASE BUT IT’S PAINFULLY SLOW DECREASE BUT IT’S PAINFULLY SLOW AND STILL MOVING PAINFULLY AND STILL MOVING PAINFULLY SLOWING. SLOWING. IT’S OVER THE GRAND BAHAMA IT’S OVER THE GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, WE’VE HEARD OF HOMES ISLAND, WE’VE HEARD OF HOMES BEING WASHED AWAY, CARS BEING BEING WASHED AWAY, CARS BEING WASHED AWAY, RIVESOOVES BEING RI WASHED AWAY, RIVESOOVES BEING RI OFF. OFF. THIS CANWILL CONTINUE OVER THE N THIS CANWILL CONTINUE OVER THE N 12 HOURS. 12 HOURS. IT’S DROPPING 12 TO 24 INCHES OF IT’S DROPPING 12 TO 24 INCHES OF RAIN AND WE’RE SEEING A WATER RAIN AND WE’RE SEEING A WATER WALL UP TO 24 FEET IN SOME WALL UP TO 24 FEET IN SOME SPOTS. SPOTS. SO LET’S TAKE A LOOK, 155 MILES SO LET’S TAKE A LOOK, 155 MILES PER HOUR, THAT’S A VERY POWERFUL PER HOUR, THAT’S A VERY POWERFUL STORM STILL, WIND AND RAIN STORM STILL, WIND AND RAIN MACHINE, SEEING THAT STILL OVER MACHINE, SEEING THAT STILL OVER THE NEXT FIVE DAYS. THE NEXT FIVE DAYS. MOVING STILL AT 1 MILE PER HOUR, MOVING STILL AT 1 MILE PER HOUR, MOVING VERY, VERY SLOWLY. MOVING VERY, VERY SLOWLY. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE MOVEMENT. MOVEMENT. IT’S TERRIBLE FOR THE BAHAMAS. IT’S TERRIBLE FOR THE BAHAMAS. IT’S A NIGHTMARE SITUATION. IT’S A NIGHTMARE SITUATION. IT’S A BETTER SITUATION, THOUGH, IT’S A BETTER SITUATION, THOUGH, THAT IS MOVING SLOWLY FOR THAT IS MOVING SLOWLY FOR FLORIDA BECAUSE THAT ALLOWS THE FLORIDA BECAUSE THAT ALLOWS THE PLAYERS TO GET IN PLACE. PLAYERS TO GET IN PLACE. THE STEERING MECHANISMS THAT THE STEERING MECHANISMS THAT WILL HOPEFULLY TURN IT OFF TO WILL HOPEFULLY TURN IT OFF TO THE NORTH AND ALSO THE WEST. THE NORTH AND ALSO THE WEST. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TRACK, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TRACK, CATEGORY 4 STORM BUT AGAIN RIGHT CATEGORY 4 STORM BUT AGAIN RIGHT ON THE CUSP, ONLY NEEDS ONE MILE ON THE CUSP, ONLY NEEDS ONE MILE PER HOUR TO BE A CAT 5. PER HOUR TO BE A CAT 5. NOW THE CONE OF CONCERN IS OFF NOW THE CONE OF CONCERN IS OFF THE COAST HERE, WEST PALM TO THE COAST HERE, WEST PALM TO FORT PIER. FORT PIER. MOVED FURTHER TO THE EAST AND MOVED FURTHER TO THE EAST AND WE’RE STILL GETTING CONSENSUS, WE’RE STILL GETTING CONSENSUS, ADVISORY AFTER ADVISORY THAT ADVISORY AFTER ADVISORY THAT IT’S STAYING OFF THE COAST. IT’S STAYING OFF THE COAST. DO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN, DO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN, STILL. STILL. WE COULD SEE TROPICAL STORM WE COULD SEE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS. FORCE WINDS. LISTEN TO YOUR COUNTY OFFICIALS. LISTEN TO YOUR COUNTY OFFICIALS. THEY KNOW WHAT ELEVATION YOU’RE THEY KNOW WHAT ELEVATION YOU’RE AT. AT. THEY KNOW THE RIGHT CALL TO THEY KNOW THE RIGHT CALL TO MAKE. MAKE. NOW, AS WE GO TO THE NORTH AND NOW, AS WE GO TO THE NORTH AND ALSO THE EAST, THE CONE OF ALSO THE EAST, THE CONE OF CONCERN DOES INCLUDE THE COAST CONCERN DOES INCLUDE THE COAST AT THIS POINT BY WEDNESDAY, AT THIS POINT BY WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY. THURSDAY, FRIDAY. SO NOW BY THURSDAY WE’RE GETTING SO NOW BY THURSDAY WE’RE GETTING INTO SOUTH CAROLINA, CATEGORY 2 INTO SOUTH CAROLINA, CATEGORY 2 STORM, RIGHT OFF THE COAST. STORM, RIGHT OFF THE COAST. I MEAN, PAINFULLY OFF THE COAST. I MEAN, PAINFULLY OFF THE COAST. AND, YOU KNOW, WITH THIS STORM AND, YOU KNOW, WITH THIS STORM IT’S BEEN VERY INCONSISTENT. IT’S BEEN VERY INCONSISTENT. THE CONSISTENT THING ABOUT IT IS THE CONSISTENT THING ABOUT IT IS THAT IT’S BEEN SO INCONSISTENT. THAT IT’S BEEN SO INCONSISTENT. SO THEY WOBBLE BACK AND FORTH. SO THEY WOBBLE BACK AND FORTH. AND WE DO NEED TO HAVE THOSE AND WE DO NEED TO HAVE THOSE PLAYERS IN PLACE THAT’S GOING TO PLAYERS IN PLACE THAT’S GOING TO STEER IT AND THEY COULD BREAK STEER IT AND THEY COULD BREAK DOWN A LITTLE BIT SLOWER OR THE DOWN A LITTLE BIT SLOWER OR THE TROUGH COULD COME IN A LITTLE TROUGH COULD COME IN A LITTLE BIT SLOWER. BIT SLOWER. THE TROUGH IS KIND OF A FISHING THE TROUGH IS KIND OF A FISHING NET THAT PUSHES IT OFF TO THE NET THAT PUSHES IT OFF TO THE NORTH AND EAST AND THAT’S WHAT NORTH AND EAST AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE WAITING FOR. WE’RE WAITING FOR. THROUGHOUT TIME ON FRIDAY WE ARE THROUGHOUT TIME ON FRIDAY WE ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT A CATEGORY 2 STILL TALKING ABOUT A CATEGORY 2 STORM, WE COULD SEE LANDFALL STORM, WE COULD SEE LANDFALL NEAR OR OVER CAPE HATTERAS AND NEAR OR OVER CAPE HATTERAS AND THEN WE MOVE OFF TO THE THEN WE MOVE OFF TO THE MID-ATLANTIC AS WE GO TOWARDS MID-ATLANTIC AS WE GO TOWARDS SATURDAY. SATURDAY. STILL TALKING ABOUT IT ON STILL TALKING ABOUT IT ON SATURDAY. SATURDAY. AS WE LOOK FOR HURRICANE AS WE LOOK FOR HURRICANE WARNINGS, WE’RE LOOKING AT OVER WARNINGS, WE’RE LOOKING AT OVER THE BAHAMAS BACK TO THE EAST AND THE BAHAMAS BACK TO THE EAST AND ALONG THE COAST. ALONG THE COAST. A LOT OF US ARE VERY CONCERNED A LOT OF US ARE VERY CONCERNED ALONG THE COAST HERE. ALONG THE COAST HERE. HURRICANE TROPICAL WARNINGS, HURRICANE TROPICAL WARNINGS, WATCHES IN PLACE. WATCHES IN PLACE. LISTEN TO YOUR OFFICIALS. LISTEN TO YOUR OFFICIALS. THROUGHOUT TIME HERE, HERE IS THROUGHOUT TIME HERE, HERE IS RADAR, LOOKING AT HEAVY RAIN. RADAR, LOOKING AT HEAVY RAIN. THE YELLOW, THAT’S THE HEAVY THE YELLOW, THAT’S THE HEAVY RAIN THERE. RAIN THERE. AND WE HAVE THOSE OUTER FEEDER AND WE HAVE THOSE OUTER FEEDER BANDS NOW TOUCHING FLORIDA. BANDS NOW TOUCHING FLORIDA. SO WE COULD SEE SOME SEVERE SO WE COULD SEE SOME SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS, WOULDN’T THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS, WOULDN’T BE IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE AN ISOLATED BE IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE AN ISOLATED TORNADO ALONG THE COAST IN TORNADO ALONG THE COAST IN FLORIDA. FLORIDA. AND WE ARE LOOKING AT HEAVY AND WE ARE LOOKING AT HEAVY RAIN. RAIN. WE ARE LOOKING AT GUSTY WINDS WE ARE LOOKING AT GUSTY WINDS ALONG THE COAST OF FLORIDA ALONG THE COAST OF FLORIDA TODAY, ESPECIALLY TONIGHT AND TODAY, ESPECIALLY TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY ON TUESDAY. ESPECIALLY ON TUESDAY. STORM FORECAST, WE ARE LOOKING STORM FORECAST, WE ARE LOOKING AT ANYWHERE FROM 4 TO 7’2″ TO AT ANYWHERE FROM 4 TO 7’2″ TO 4 FEET AND THIS IS THE MOST 4 FEET AND THIS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS PART OF A HURRICANE. DANGEROUS PART OF A HURRICANE. IT IS A PUSH OF WATER. IT IS A PUSH OF WATER. IT IS A WALL OF WATER THAT COMES IT IS A WALL OF WATER THAT COMES QUICKLY ON SHORE AND INUNDATES QUICKLY ON SHORE AND INUNDATES SO YOU WANT TO BE OUT OF THE WAY SO YOU WANT TO BE OUT OF THE WAY OF IT. OF IT. WATER IS VERY POWERFUL AND 49% WATER IS VERY POWERFUL AND 49% OF ALL DEATHS FROM ATLANTIC OF ALL DEATHS FROM ATLANTIC TROPICAL SYSTEMS OCCUR BECAUSE TROPICAL SYSTEMS OCCUR BECAUSE OF STORM SURGE. OF STORM SURGE. NOW LET’S LOOK AT THE POTENTIAL NOW LET’S LOOK AT THE POTENTIAL HERE, WE ARE LOOKING AT 6 FEET HERE, WE ARE LOOKING AT 6 FEET INUNDATION AND WE’RE GOING TO INUNDATION AND WE’RE GOING TO WATCH THIS CLOSELY NEXT SEVERAL WATCH THIS CLOSELY NEXT SEVERAL DAYS ALONG THE COAST, INCLUDING DAYS ALONG THE COAST, INCLUDING GEORGIA INTO SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA INTO SOUTH CAROLINA, NORTH CAROLINA. NORTH CAROLINA. AND I BET YOU THE MID-ATLANTIC AND I BET YOU THE MID-ATLANTIC IS GOING TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS IS GOING TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS TOO. TOO. THE WIND FORCE IS GETTING BIGGER THE WIND FORCE IS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER. AND BIGGER. THINK OF AN ICE SKATER. THINK OF AN ICE SKATER. THEY GET REAL TIGHT AND SPIN THEY GET REAL TIGHT AND SPIN REAL FAST. REAL FAST. WHEN THEY START TO LOOSEN UP IT WHEN THEY START TO LOOSEN UP IT GETS A LITTLE BIT LONGER.

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