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11pm Thursday 9/7 – Hurricane Irma update

…HURRICANE AND STORM SURGE WARNINGS ISSUED FOR SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS…

11:00 PM EDT Thu Sep 7
Location: 21.3°N 72.4°W                Min pressure: 920 mb
Max sustained: 165 mph               Moving: WNW at 16 mph

A Storm Surge Warning has been issued from Jupiter Inlet southward
around the Florida peninsula to Bonita Beach, as well as for the
Florida Keys.

A Hurricane Warning has been issued from Jupiter Inlet southward
around the Florida peninsula to Bonita Beach, as well as for the
Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, and Florida Bay.

A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for the east coast of Florida
north of Jupiter Inlet to Sebastian Inlet and for the west coast of
Florida north of Bonita Beach to Venice.

A Hurricane Watch has been issued for the east coast of Florida
north of Jupiter Inlet to Sebastian Inlet and for the west coast of
Florida north of Bonita Beach to Anna Maria Island.

Hurricane conditions are expected in portions of southern Florida and the Florida Keys late Saturday.

Hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area in Florida
by Sunday, with tropical storm conditions possible by late Saturday.

RAINFALL: Irma is expected to produce the following rain
accumulations through Sunday evening:
Southeast Florida and the upper Florida Keys…8 to 12 inches,
isolated 20 inches
Lower Florida Keys…2 to 5 inches.
Central Florida into northeast Florida and coastal Georgia…3 to 6
inches, isolated 10 inches.

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for eastern West Virginia,
northern and central Virginia, and central and western Maryland
with the exception of Garrett County.

Friday through Wednesday:

Hurricane Irma will likely have some impact on our region between
Monday and Wednesday. While the impacts will be substantially less
than what is being experienced in the Caribbean…flooding rain,
tornadoes, and damaging winds are all POTENTIAL threats for our
region. More details will be available in the days ahead. For the
official track forecast, consult the National Hurricane Center`s
webpage.

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE: 11pm TUESDAY 9/5

Updat eby Bob Kucken:

CATEGORY 5  HURRICANE MOVING TOWARD FLORIDA – specific path east or west of FL yet to be deterrmined (map courtesy of Weather Channel)

  • Maximum sustained winds: 185 mph
  • Location:  1405 miles from MIami, FL…1470 miles from Key west, FL…
  • Slight strenghtening anticipated as long as it stays over water,  some weakening to category 3-4 if it spends time over Cuba before turning northward.
  • Tropical storm force winds expected in south Florida by  Friday evening, hurrican e winds possible by SAturday based on track
  • Along with the school closures, Monroe County officials issued a mandatory evacuation notice for visitors, beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday.Officials also issued a mandatory evacuation for residents, beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday. “If ever there was a storm to take seriously in the Keys, this is it,” Monroe County Emergency Management Director Martin Senterfitt said in a news release. “The sooner people leave, the better.”