Dorian, now as a post-tropical cyclone, has slamme
d into the coast of Nova Scotia with maximum sustained winds of 100mph. With such winds, Dorian is rated a strong category 2 system on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
In the last update from the National Hurricane Center, the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Dorian was located near latitude 43.9 North, longitude 63.9 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 30 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. After that, a turn toward the east-northeast is expected. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian is crossing the coast of Nova Scotia near Halifax; it will then move across eastern Nova Scotia into the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Prince Edward Island tonight. The center should then pass near or over northern Newfoundland and eastern Labrador late tonight or Sunday morning.
While maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph with higher gusts now, the post-tropical cyclone is expected to weaken during the next couple of days, and it is forecast to drop below hurricane strength by Sunday morning. The estimated minimum central pressure is 953 mb or 28.15 inches of mercury.