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Hurricane Irma – Day 12

Hurricane IrmaPosition: 27.5N 81.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [350°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 100 mph [155 kph].
Wind Gusts: 130 mph [210 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 415 miles [665 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 952 mb ↑.

Currently about 50 miles [ 80 km] Southeast of Tampa, Florida.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Fernandina North of Jupiter Inlet to Fernandina Beach; North of Bonita Beach to Indian Pass; Lake Okeechobee.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Jupiter Inlet southward around the Florida peninsula to Bonita Beach; Florida Keys; Florida Bay; West of Indian Pass to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line; 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 Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bimini and Grand Bahama.

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.]

2 comments

1 paintedjaguar { 09.10.17 at 8:05 am }

Calm before the storm is such a strange thing. The weather here in NW Florida yesterday was the nicest we’ve had in months. Perfect temps, lower humidity, clear blue skies, and a brisk breeze instead of the wet, windy thunderstorms we’ve had almost daily this summer.

And all the while a massive storm keeps drifting a little more in our direction each day.

2 Bryan { 09.10.17 at 10:13 am }

The winds from the storm are grabbing the cooler drier air to the North, rather than the muggy mess that normally comes off the Gulf. I’m in favor of anything that reduces my electric bill. This is because the storm is to the East, so we get a North winds.

Stay safe, PJ, no surfing hurricane swells.

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