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Glad your aunt & uncle are in a safe place. I can't imagine having to worry about your home being gone and how do you choose what to take out if it?
500 AM EDT Sun Sep 10 2017
Irma has made its long-awaited turn, with the initial motion now
325/7. For the next 36-48 h, the cyclone will be steered generally
north-northwestward with an increase in forward speed between a low-
to mid-level ridge over the western Atlantic and a developing mid-
to upper-level low over the Gulf Coast states and the northern Gulf
of Mexico. After that, the system should turn northwestward and
then move somewhat erratically near the end of its life as it merges
with the low
Given current trends, some additional strengthening could occur
during the next several hours. However, vertical wind shear is
increasing over Irma, and the shear is expected to become strong
within 24 h. This, combined with land interaction, should cause at
least a steady weakening from 12-36 h. The new intensity forecast
is slightly lower than that of the previous advisory at those
times, but it still calls for Irma to be a major hurricane at its
closest approach to the Tampa Bay area.
At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 24.1 North, longitude 81.5 West. Irma is moving toward
the northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h).
A turn toward the north-
northwest and an increase in forward speed are expected later today,
with that motion continuing through Monday.
On the forecast track,
the eye of Irma should move over the Lower Florida Keys in the next
few hours, then move near or over the southwestern coast of the
Florida Peninsula later today through tonight. Irma should then
move inland over the Florida panhandle and southwestern Georgia
Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher
gusts. Irma is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. While weakening is forecast, Irma is
expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves through the
Florida Keys and and near the west coast of Florida.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 220
miles (350 km).
IRMA MAKES LANDFALL AT CUDJOE KEY IN LOWER FLORIDA KEYS...
The center of Hurricane Irma made landfall at Cudjoe Key in the
lower Florida Keys at 9:10 am EDT. A gust to 106 mph (171 km/h)
was just reported at the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key.
It looks like Key West just missed the worst of Irma. I really hope this does not give my idiot friends who stayed a false sense of security the next time a major storm is approaching.
originally posted by: Forensick
It was windy here the other day.
Why does America have to tell the world that how hard they are doing it with a bit of wind?
Bomb it into submission americans....