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Hurricane Irma – Day 2

Hurricane IrmaPosition: 17.8N 35.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 115 mph [185 kph].
Wind Gusts: 135 mph [215 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 15 miles [ 30 km].
Minimum central pressure: 967 mb.

Currently about 1725 miles [2775 km] East of the Leeward Islands.

The pressure is dropping like a rock, and Irma is a Category 3 major hurricane at 4PM CDT.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]