Hurricane Dorian barrels toward Southeast U.S. as likelihood of direct hit on Florida decreases

With peak winds of 150 mph, Hurricane Dorian is as imposing and threatening as ever as it churns toward Florida and the Southeast United States. But because of a shift in model forecasts toward the east, it is possible that Florida may miss the full fury of this severe hurricane while areas farther north into coastal Georgia and the Carolinas face an increasing risk.

Florida waits: Hurricane Dorian is looking increasingly dire

MIAMI — Unsure of where Hurricane Dorian might strike, Florida residents watched the increasingly dire forecast with a sense of helplessness Friday and braced for what could be the most powerful storm to hit the state’s east coast in nearly 30 years.

President Donald Trump — whose Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach was in the crosshairs — warned it could be an “absolute monster.”

You might be able to see the northern lights from Maine this weekend

It’s Labor Day weekend in Maine, and there could be more to do than wade through traffic and attempting to escape tourists for three days. The University of Alaska Fairbanks has posted a forecast of the Kp level, which measures the light of the atmosphere and predicts that Maine is one of the areas where Americans can see the aurora borealis over the holiday weekend.

Hurricane Dorian picks up steam, menaces Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Leaving mercifully little damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, a strengthening Hurricane Dorian posed an increasing menace to Florida on Thursday as it swirled toward a possible direct hit on the state over Labor Day weekend.

Along much of Florida’s east coast, shoppers rushed to stock up on food and emergency supplies at supermarkets and hardware stores and picked the shelves clean of bottled water. Lines formed at service stations as motorists topped off their tanks and filled gasoline cans.


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