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...1200 AM EDT POSITION UPDATE... ...IRMA NEARING TAMPA LAKELAND AREA STILL A CATEGORY 2 HURRICANE
Irma will continue to bring life-threatening wind impacts to much
of Florida, with hurricane-force winds near the center. Also,
Irma is a large hurricane, and hurricane-force wind gusts and
sustained tropical-storm force winds extend far from the center.
Wind hazards from Irma will also spread northward through Georgia
and into portions of Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North
originally posted by: dreamingawake
a reply to: violet
More on the Keys:
Apocalyptic scene over Keys, especially Big Pine & Bahia Honda Keys: literally dug ourselves out, made path for others to follow
Regards to them and the rescue teams.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: gps777
Those guys should just stick their arms out of the car, if they want to clock the wind speed. The danger of getting knocked unconscious by debris is quite high...unless they were on a beach, maybe.
originally posted by: orionthehunter
I just heard a bunch of dry air got sucked into the hurricane stopping the rain on the southern side of the storm but it hasn't stopped the wind. I know where that dry air came from. It hasn't rained here in western South Carolina in a long time. It's bone dry here and very cool as well. I'm glad my area can help out in unexpected ways. This storm seems more like a winter storm with forecasted highs in the low 60's today in South Carolina.