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originally posted by: violet
a reply to: TNMockingbird
Thoughts and prayers for your brother to be safe
Rainbands cascading toward Irma will dump huge amounts of rain from the Florida peninsula into parts of Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina over the next couple of days. Totals will be far short of the 40 – 50” that fell in southeast Texas during Hurricane Harvey, because Irma is now moving at a healthy clip, but widespread 5” -10” totals with pockets of 10 - 20” can be expected. Major river flooding is possible in coastal areas from northeast Florida to southeast South Carolina, where runoff from heavy rain will meet a persistent storm surge from onshore winds flowing toward Irma. Localized flash flooding will be a risk across the east slopes of the Southern Appalachians, as rainbands associated with Irma stream northwest into the mountainsides.
North Perry Airport (Broward County): 109 mph
Miami International Airport (tower observation): 99 mph
St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant: 99 mph
Ochopee: 92 mph
Coral Gables: 90 mph
Fort Myers (Southwest Florida International Airport): 89 mph
Marathon Key: 88 mph
Deerfield Beach: 86 mph
Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport: 84 mph
Juno Beach: 83 mph
Miami NWS/NHC office: 81 mph
Tampa Bay: 78 mph
Clearwater Beach: 78 mph
West Palm Beach International Airport: 77 mph
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport: 75 mph
Port Charlotte (Charlotte County Airport): 74 mph