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Hurricane Irma – Day 8

Hurricane IrmaPosition: 19.4N 66.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 185 mph [295 kph].
Wind Gusts: 200 mph [320 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 miles [295 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 50 miles [ 85 km].
Minimum central pressure: 916 mb ↑.

Currently about 85 miles [ 135 km] North-Northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Irma smashed through the Leeward Islands breaking the wind speed instruments [anemometers] that weren’t designed for storms of this magnitude. It is now [1PM CDT] mugging the British and US Virgin Islands. At 6PM CDT it was passing North of Puerto Rico.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Southeastern Bahamas, the Central Bahamas, Haiti from the northern border with the Dominican Republic to Le Mole St. Nicholas, and the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the northern border with Haiti.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Dominican Republic from south of Cabo Engano westward to the southern border with Haiti, Haiti from south of Le Mole St. Nicholas to Port-Au-Prince, and the Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Holguin, and Las Tunas.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Cuba from the provinces of Matanzas eastward to Guantanamo, and the Northwestern Bahamas.

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.]

16 comments

1 Badtux { 09.06.17 at 7:57 pm }

WHEE! Are we having fun yet?

Herr Twitler seems rather excited though. He tweeted about it. Using lotsa exclamation points. ‘Cause it’s YUUUGE! Bigly!

2 Bryan { 09.06.17 at 8:41 pm }

If Irma hits Palm Beach, what’s left of his golf resort may have its name shortened to ‘Mar’. It will be another tax write off.

3 Kryten42 { 09.07.17 at 6:00 am }

I know you’ll be careful Bryan. I hope you’re nowhere near it, though the effects will be wide ranging.

As for MAL… At least it will save taxpayers some money for 45’s jaunts there!! Feel sorry for the local’s though. Two disasters this year! 🙄

4 Bryan { 09.07.17 at 12:05 pm }

We are having autumn a couple of months earlier than when I lived here as a child. I’m on the best side of Irma. the West side. The Florida Atlantic coast will see less destruction than would have occurred on the Gulf side of the peninsula.

It is more a matter of training and habit. I don’t need to do anything special other than have cash on hand, because checks and plastic are worthless. people who think we are headed for a cashless society don’t live in places where they have disasters.

5 Kryten42 { 09.07.17 at 8:58 pm }

I think you need a laugh Bryan! I know I do! 😉 😆

Trump ethic’s lawyer’s wife arrested after allegedly having sex with inmate

I had to do a double-take… then, I just had to tweet:
Ethic’s lawyer’s wife??!😂😂😂You just can’t make that💩up! The IRONY… it burns…🔥POTUS45… Mr Unethical himself, has an Ethic’s Lawyer?? 🤣🤣

6 Kryten42 { 09.07.17 at 9:09 pm }

Ohhh! Here’s another:

Newt Gingrich tweeted:
“Excited to announce my new online 6-part course: Defending America.
Sigh up here: **********”

So, I replied:
“Easy course!
1 Did you vote for Trump?
2 If yes get your gun
3 Point @ your head
4 Squeeze trigger
5 Say hello to God
6 Sorry, I meant Satan”

Got a lot of likes & retweets! I am so surprised.

Ahem. 😉 😀

7 Bryan { 09.07.17 at 9:28 pm }

Cut her some slack, Kryten, she’s married to a Republican who is also a lawyer for the Trump Organization. She needs a hobby, something connected to reality. 😈

What is the source of the Newt’s qualifications to teach about defending anything other than his personal misconduct. I do like your course outline 😆

8 Kryten42 { 09.08.17 at 8:30 am }

And now Rush Limberger is saying Irma is fake (on his radio program)! That all the media reports of the current Hurricane disasters is made up! It’s not that bad. Then he claimed her never said it after press & social media went nutz! But it was recorded & is all over the place!

“These storms, once they actually hit, are never as strong as they’re reported,” Limbaugh claimed on his syndicated radio show. He added that “the graphics have been created to make it look like the ocean’s having an exorcism, just getting rid of the devil here in the form of this hurricane, this bright red stuff.”

Why would the media exaggerate the threat of a hurricane? Here’s Limbaugh’s theory:

There is symbiotic relationship between retailers and local media, and it’s related to money. It revolves around money. You have major, major industries and businesses which prosper during times of crisis and panic, such as a hurricane, which could destroy or greatly damage people’s homes, and it could interrupt the flow of water and electricity. So what happens?

Well, the TV stations begin reporting this and the panic begins to increase. And then people end up going to various stores to stock up on water and whatever they might need for home repairs and batteries and all this that they’re advised to get, and a vicious circle is created. You have these various retail outlets who spend a lot of advertising dollars with the local media.

I tweeted it with appropriate comment:
What cesspit did this totally imbecilic bacterial slime slither from?! If he was any more moronic he’d be a rock!🤯

9 Bryan { 09.08.17 at 8:57 am }

He was so convinced of his words that … he hopped an outbound flight yesterday from his home/studio in Palm Beach. I guess he was worried that when the food ran out at the Piggly Wiggly [a Southern supermarket chain] people might decide to make him the star attraction at a luau. 👿

10 Kryten42 { 09.08.17 at 9:28 am }

Ewwwwwww! He’d be worse than eating road kill after an Ebola outbreak! 🤢🤮

They are always gutless cowards! All of them. All talk, zero conviction. Pathetic scum.

11 Bryan { 09.08.17 at 10:23 am }

When in a survival situation, a human will eat whatever protein that is available. 😈

12 Kryten42 { 09.08.17 at 11:43 am }

My friend Jenny had a great plan for Limberger! Drop him into the eye of Irma! I love it! 😆 He’d be ecstatic that he was right… for a few minutes. 😀 She’s a Nurse! Never mess with a Nurse, especially a trauma/ER one! 😉 😀

On that note, g’night all! And please stay safe. 😀

13 Bryan { 09.08.17 at 1:07 pm }

Given his BMI, he would float like a cork and end up on someone’s lawn. Of course, if the drop was from 15,000 meters – no problem, just another oil slick. 👿

14 Kryten42 { 09.09.17 at 3:39 am }

Do a 2-for-1 deal! Put 45 with him! 😂👍🏾

Oh!! You know 45 (stupidly) attacked Newsweek? Well, Newsweek responded… And it’s perfect!👍🏾

Pretty much every (non-RWNJ) media outlet is running it! Via HuffPo:
Newsweek Mocks ‘Lazy Boy’ Donald Trump On New Cover

😂👍🏾

15 Kryten42 { 09.09.17 at 2:49 pm }

Apparently, people living in Key West have decided to stay so they can take selfies with Irma. 😕😒 Must be Limburger lovers. So, when Irma hit’s, will do sane people a favor.

Hurricane Irma: Florida told to expect 15ft surges as storm closes in – latest updates

16 Bryan { 09.09.17 at 10:02 pm }

I must have forgotten to hit post after hitting preview the last time I answered this.

There are always a few hardcore ‘conches’ [self-chosen name for permanent residents of Key West] who assume they can ride out any storm. Some may survive, but they will be a sad lot. Many are older and would die anyway, so they would rather go out with a bang among familiar surroundings.

The highest point in Florida is Britton Hill which north of me near the Alabama border. At 345 feet you don’t need Sherpas. Things go down hill quickly in the 50 miles to the Gulf. I’d get my feet wet with a 15 foot surge.