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Hurricane Dora at 15.3°N - 179.3°W

North Pacific Ocean

Last observation: 12 Aug 2023 - 01:30 UTC

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31 Jul 2023 - 11 Aug 2023

Approximately 1700 miles from Hawaii


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NHC Storm Description:

11 Aug 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...DORA HEADING WEST OF THE INTERNATIONAL DATELINE... As of 11:00 AM HST Fri Aug 11 the center of Dora was located near 15.3, -179.3 with movement WNW at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 968 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 110 mph.

11 Aug 2023 - 15:00 UTC ...DORA WEAKENS SLIGHTLY AND IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE DATE LINE THIS AFTERNOON... As of 5:00 AM HST Fri Aug 11 the center of Dora was located near 14.5, -178.1 with movement WNW at 20 mph. The minimum central pressure was 965 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 115 mph.

11 Aug 2023 - 9:00 UTC ...DORA MAINTAINING INTENSITY TONIGHT AND MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST... As of 11:00 PM HST Thu Aug 10 the center of Dora was located near 13.7, -176.3 with movement WNW at 20 mph. The minimum central pressure was 961 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph.

11 Aug 2023 - 3:00 UTC ...DORA MAINTAINING INTENSITY AND MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST... As of 5:00 PM HST Thu Aug 10 the center of Dora was located near 13.2, -174.6 with movement WNW at 20 mph. The minimum central pressure was 961 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph.

10 Aug 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...DORA MAINTAINING INTENSITY AND MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST... As of 11:00 AM HST Thu Aug 10 the center of Dora was located near 12.7, -173.0 with movement WNW at 20 mph. The minimum central pressure was 961 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph.

10 Aug 2023 - 15:00 UTC ...DORA MOVING WESTWARD AND WEAKENS A BIT MORE... As of 5:00 AM HST Thu Aug 10 the center of Dora was located near 12.3, -171.5 with movement W at 21 mph. The minimum central pressure was 961 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph.

10 Aug 2023 - 9:00 UTC ...DORA MOVING WESTWARD AND WEAKENS SLIGHTLY... As of 11:00 PM HST Wed Aug 9 the center of Dora was located near 12.1, -169.8 with movement W at 22 mph. The minimum central pressure was 950 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 140 mph.

10 Aug 2023 - 3:00 UTC ...DORA MOVING WESTWARD AND BEGINNING TO PASS FAR SOUTH OF JOHNSTON ISLAND... As of 5:00 PM HST Wed Aug 9 the center of Dora was located near 11.8, -167.9 with movement W at 22 mph. The minimum central pressure was 946 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 145 mph.

9 Aug 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...WESTWARD-MOVING DORA TO PASS FAR SOUTH OF JOHNSTON ISLAND LATER TODAY... As of 11:00 AM HST Wed Aug 9 the center of Dora was located near 11.6, -166.0 with movement W at 22 mph. The minimum central pressure was 955 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

9 Aug 2023 - 15:00 UTC ...DORA TO PASS FAR SOUTH OF JOHNSTON ISLAND LATER TODAY... As of 5:00 AM HST Wed Aug 9 the center of Dora was located near 11.4, -164.0 with movement W at 22 mph. The minimum central pressure was 953 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

9 Aug 2023 - 9:00 UTC ...POWERFUL DORA CONTINUES ITS WESTWARD PATH ACROSS THE CENTRAL PACIFIC... As of 11:00 PM HST Tue Aug 8 the center of Dora was located near 11.4, -162.1 with movement W at 23 mph. The minimum central pressure was 953 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

9 Aug 2023 - 3:00 UTC ...DORA MAINTAINS CATEGORY FOUR STRENGTH PASSING FAR SOUTH OF KAUAI... As of 5:00 PM HST Tue Aug 8 the center of Dora was located near 11.4, -160.1 with movement W at 23 mph. The minimum central pressure was 953 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

8 Aug 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...DORA MAINTAINS CATEGORY FOUR INTENSITY AS IT PASSES WELL SOUTH OF HAWAII... As of 11:00 AM HST Tue Aug 8 the center of Dora was located near 11.5, -158.1 with movement W at 22 mph. The minimum central pressure was 953 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

8 Aug 2023 - 15:00 UTC ...MAJOR HURRICANE DORA CONTINUES TO TRACK RAPIDLY WESTWARD FAR TO THE SOUTH OF HAWAII... As of 5:00 AM HST Tue Aug 8 the center of Dora was located near 11.5, -156.1 with movement W at 22 mph. The minimum central pressure was 953 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

8 Aug 2023 - 9:00 UTC ...MAJOR HURRICANE DORA CONTINUES TO TRACK RAPIDLY WESTWARD ACROSS THE CENTRAL PACIFIC... As of 11:00 PM HST Mon Aug 7 the center of Dora was located near 11.7, -154.2 with movement W at 23 mph. The minimum central pressure was 953 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

8 Aug 2023 - 3:00 UTC ...POWERFUL DORA MAINTAINS A STEADY WESTWARD PATH... As of 5:00 PM HST Mon Aug 7 the center of Dora was located near 12.0, -152.3 with movement W at 23 mph. The minimum central pressure was 953 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

7 Aug 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...MAJOR HURRICANE DORA MAINTAINS STEADY PROGRESS WESTWARD WHILE EXPLORING THE CENTRAL PACIFIC... As of 11:00 AM HST Mon Aug 7 the center of Dora was located near 12.3, -150.2 with movement W at 23 mph. The minimum central pressure was 953 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

7 Aug 2023 - 15:00 UTC ...MAJOR HURRICANE DORA CONTINUES TO TRACK RAPIDLY WESTWARD ACROSS THE CENTRAL PACIFIC... As of 5:00 AM HST Mon Aug 7 the center of Dora was located near 12.4, -148.3 with movement W at 23 mph. The minimum central pressure was 953 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

7 Aug 2023 - 9:00 UTC ...DORA REMAINS A POWERFUL HURRICANE FAR SOUTHEAST OF HAWAII... As of 11:00 PM HST Sun Aug 6 the center of Dora was located near 12.5, -146.3 with movement W at 23 mph. The minimum central pressure was 948 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 140 mph.

7 Aug 2023 - 3:00 UTC ...DORA CONTINUES AS A MAJOR HURRICANE ON A WESTWARD TRACK IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN... As of 5:00 PM HST Sun Aug 6 the center of Dora was located near 12.7, -144.0 with movement W at 22 mph. The minimum central pressure was 950 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 140 mph.

6 Aug 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...MAJOR HURRICANE DORA MOVING WESTWARD IN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN... As of 11:00 AM HST Sun Aug 6 the center of Dora was located near 12.8, -142.1 with movement W at 22 mph. The minimum central pressure was 948 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 140 mph.

6 Aug 2023 - 15:00 UTC ...MAJOR HURRICANE DORA REACHES THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN... ...NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER... As of 5:00 AM HST Sun Aug 6 the center of Dora was located near 13.0, -140.1 with movement W at 21 mph. The minimum central pressure was 948 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 140 mph.

6 Aug 2023 - 9:00 UTC ...MAJOR HURRICANE DORA CONTINUES ITS WESTWARD TREK... ...FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN ON SUNDAY... As of 11:00 PM HST Sat Aug 5 the center of Dora was located near 13.1, -138.3 with movement W at 21 mph. The minimum central pressure was 942 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 145 mph.

6 Aug 2023 - 3:00 UTC ...DORA EVEN STRONGER AS IT TAKES ON ANNULAR CHARACTERISTICS... ...FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN ON SUNDAY... As of 5:00 PM HST Sat Aug 5 the center of Dora was located near 13.2, -136.5 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 942 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 145 mph.

5 Aug 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...DORA REGAINS CATEGORY FOUR INTENSITY... ...FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN ON SUNDAY... As of 11:00 AM HST Sat Aug 5 the center of Dora was located near 13.3, -134.8 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 950 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

5 Aug 2023 - 18:00 UTC ...MAJOR HURRICANE DORA STRENGTHENS SOME MORE... ...FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN ON SUNDAY... As of 8:00 AM HST Sat Aug 5 the center of Dora was located near 13.3, -134.2 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 955 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 125 mph.

5 Aug 2023 - 15:00 UTC ...DORA RE-INTENSIFIES INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE... ...FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN ON SUNDAY... As of 5:00 AM HST Sat Aug 5 the center of Dora was located near 13.3, -133.3 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 963 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 115 mph.

5 Aug 2023 - 9:00 UTC ...HURRICANE DORA MOVING STEADILY WESTWARD... ...FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN ON SUNDAY... As of 11:00 PM HST Fri Aug 4 the center of Dora was located near 13.5, -131.6 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 968 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 110 mph.

5 Aug 2023 - 3:00 UTC ...DORA ON A STEADFAST TRAJECTORY TOWARD THE WEST... ...FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC BASIN ON SUNDAY... As of 5:00 PM HST Fri Aug 4 the center of Dora was located near 13.7, -130.1 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 972 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 105 mph.

4 Aug 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...DORA WEAKENS SOME MORE AS IT CONTINUES WESTWARD OVER THE OPEN EASTERN PACIFIC... As of 11:00 AM HST Fri Aug 4 the center of Dora was located near 13.8, -128.5 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 964 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 110 mph.

4 Aug 2023 - 15:00 UTC ...DORA WEAKENS SOME AS IT MOVES WESTWARD OVER THE OPEN EASTERN PACIFIC... As of 5:00 AM HST Fri Aug 4 the center of Dora was located near 14.0, -126.9 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 957 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph.

4 Aug 2023 - 9:00 UTC ...MAJOR HURRICANE DORA CONTINUES WESTWARD... As of 11:00 PM HST Thu Aug 3 the center of Dora was located near 14.1, -125.1 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 952 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

4 Aug 2023 - 3:00 UTC ...DORA REACHES CATEGORY 4 INTENSITY AGAIN... ...EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TRAVERSING THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL PACIFIC AS A HURRICANE FOR AWHILE... As of 5:00 PM HST Thu Aug 3 the center of Dora was located near 14.1, -123.4 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 950 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 140 mph.

4 Aug 2023 - 1:00 UTC ...DORA RE-STRENGTHENING... As of 3:00 PM HST Thu Aug 3 the center of Dora was located near 14.2, -122.9 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 950 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 140 mph.

3 Aug 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...DORA A MAJOR HURRICANE AS IT MOVES WESTWARD... As of 11:00 AM HST Thu Aug 3 the center of Dora was located near 14.4, -121.8 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 958 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph.

3 Aug 2023 - 15:00 UTC ...DORA STILL MOVING WESTWARD ACROSS THE OPEN EASTERN PACIFIC... As of 5:00 AM HST Thu Aug 3 the center of Dora was located near 14.7, -120.1 with movement W at 18 mph. The minimum central pressure was 955 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 125 mph.

3 Aug 2023 - 9:00 UTC ...POWERFUL DORA CONTINUES WESTWARD... As of 11:00 PM HST Wed Aug 2 the center of Dora was located near 15.0, -118.5 with movement W at 17 mph. The minimum central pressure was 952 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 130 mph.

3 Aug 2023 - 3:00 UTC ...DORA RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES INTO A MAJOR HURRICANE... As of 5:00 PM HST Wed Aug 2 the center of Dora was located near 15.2, -116.9 with movement W at 16 mph. The minimum central pressure was 956 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 125 mph.

2 Aug 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...TINY DORA A LITTLE STRONGER... As of 11:00 AM HST Wed Aug 2 the center of Dora was located near 15.4, -115.6 with movement W at 16 mph. The minimum central pressure was 974 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 110 mph.

2 Aug 2023 - 15:00 UTC ...SMALL DORA CONTINUES RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING... As of 5:00 AM HST Wed Aug 2 the center of Dora was located near 15.6, -114.2 with movement W at 16 mph. The minimum central pressure was 977 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 105 mph.

2 Aug 2023 - 9:00 UTC ...DORA CONTINUES ITS RAPID INTENSIFICATION... As of 11:00 PM HST Tue Aug 1 the center of Dora was located near 15.8, -112.6 with movement W at 16 mph. The minimum central pressure was 985 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 90 mph.

2 Aug 2023 - 3:00 UTC ...DORA RAPIDLY INTENSIFYING... ...NOW THE FOURTH HURRICANE OF EASTERN PACIFIC SEASON... As of 5:00 PM HST Tue Aug 1 the center of Dora was located near 16.2, -111.5 with movement W at 16 mph. The minimum central pressure was 994 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 75 mph.

1 Aug 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...DORA CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY... As of 3:00 PM MDT Tue Aug 1 the center of Dora was located near 16.1, -110.1 with movement W at 16 mph. The minimum central pressure was 998 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 65 mph.

1 Aug 2023 - 15:00 UTC ...DORA QUICKLY INTENSIFYING... As of 9:00 AM MDT Tue Aug 1 the center of Dora was located near 16.1, -108.6 with movement W at 16 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1000 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 60 mph.

1 Aug 2023 - 9:00 UTC ...DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO TROPICAL STORM DORA... As of 3:00 AM MDT Tue Aug 1 the center of Dora was located near 16.0, -107.1 with movement WNW at 16 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph.

1 Aug 2023 - 3:00 UTC ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORECAST TO QUICKLY INTENSIFY... As of 10:00 PM CDT Mon Jul 31 the center of Five-E was located near 15.5, -105.3 with movement WNW at 14 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1008 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

31 Jul 2023 - 21:00 UTC ...NEW TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE EAST PACIFIC... ...FORECAST TO INTENSIFY SIGNIFICANTLY... As of 4:00 PM CDT Mon Jul 31 the center of Five-E was located near 14.8, -104.4 with movement W at 14 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1008 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

Hurricane Dora at 15.3°N - 179.3°W

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