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Hurricane Irma – Day 11

Hurricane IrmaPosition: 23.5N 81.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 120 mph [195 kph].
Wind Gusts: 160 mph [255 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 933 mb ↑.

Currently about 90 miles [ 145 km] Southeast of Key West, Florida and about 30 miles [ 50 km] North-Northeast of Varadero, Cuba.

Interaction with Cuba is weakening Irma somewhat, but it is expected to re-intensify. At 4PM CDT the pressure is dropping indicating intensification.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Fernandina Beach southward around the Florida peninsula to Indian Pass; Florida Keys; Lake Okeechobee; Florida Bay; the Cuban provinces of Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara, Matanzas, & Havana; Andros Island, Bimini, and Grand Bahama.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for West of Indian Pass to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line and North of Fernandina Beach to South Santee River.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for South Santee River southward to Jupiter Inlet; North Miami Beach southward around the Florida peninsula to the
Ochlockonee River; the Florida Keys; and Tampa Bay.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for North of Fernandina Beach to Edisto Beach.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for North of the Suwanee River to Ochlockonee River.

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.]

September 9, 2017   4 Comments

Hurricane Jose – Day 5

Tropical Storm JosePosition: 19.8N 63.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [310°] near 14 mph [23 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 130 mph [215 kph].
Wind Gusts: 165 mph [265 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 40 miles [ 65 km].
Minimum central pressure: 944 mb ↓.

Currently about 110 miles [ 180 km] North of the Northern Leeward Islands.

The worst of Jose is headed North of the Leeward Islands.

At 10PM CDT Jose may be having an eyewall replacement.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for St. Martin, Sint Maarten, and St. Barthelemy.

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.]

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Remnant Katia – Day 5

Remnant KatiaPosition: 20.0N 97.9W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: West-Southwest [240°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb ↑.

Currently about 150 miles [ 245 km] South of Tampico, Mexico.

At 4AM CDT Katia is stalled near the Sierra Madre mountains.

At 10AM CDT the NHC gave its last advisory.

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.]

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