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Topic Title: Irma eye can now be seen on Key West Radar
Topic Summary: 2pm Saturday
Created On: 09/09/2017 10:52 AM
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 09/09/2017 10:52 AM
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Central Floridave

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2pm looks like it is scraping Cuba's north coast:
http://radar.weather.gov/ridge...t=N0R&rid=byx&loop=yes
 09/09/2017 10:57 AM
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snippets from 2pm NHC updated:

At 200 PM EDT (1800 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located by
radar near latitude 23.1 North, longitude 80.2 West. Irma is moving
just north of due west along the north coast of Cuba at near 9 mph
(15 km/h). A northwest motion is expected to begin later today with
a turn toward the north-northwest on Sunday. On the forecast track,
the core of Irma will continue to move near or over the north coast
of Cuba this afternoon, and will reach the Florida Keys Sunday
morning. The hurricane is expected to move along or near the
southwest coast of Florida Sunday afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher
gusts. Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Irma is forecast to restrengthen once it
moves away from Cuba, and Irma is expected to remain a powerful
hurricane as it approaches Florida. A NOAA plane is airborne en
route to investigate Irma.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195
miles (315 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 941 mb (27.79 inches).
 09/09/2017 11:05 AM
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Cuba our friend!   Pressure up.   



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 09/09/2017 12:52 PM
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havanabama

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I'm boarded up over here in Tampa. Going to be bad. So many huge live oaks that have never seen a major cane. Tampa will be changed forever. Sent my family to east coast.

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 09/09/2017 01:20 PM
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Edited: 09/09/2017 at 01:30 PM by JBSURF
 09/09/2017 02:40 PM
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Central Floridave

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Radar shows eye staying off the Cuban coast. Sure they are getting hammered but at least the strong part is off the coast. Thanks for the key west live feed!
5pm update with help of radar!!!!



Hurricane Irma Discussion Number 43
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
500 PM EDT Sat Sep 09 2017

Data from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane sampling Irma indicate
that the hurricane has not recovered yet from its interaction
with Cuba. It is estimated that the maximum winds are 110 kt. Given
the excellent satellite presentation, the lower pressure just
reported by the NOAA plane, and the fact that the hurricane will
move over the warm waters of the Straits of Florida, some
intensification is anticipated during the next 24 hours. Irma is
expected to remain a very dangerous hurricane while it moves near or
over the Florida Keys and near or over the Florida Peninsula. After
48 hours, Irma will be moving farther inland and weakening.

Radar data indicate that Irma is moving toward the west-northwest
at about 8 kt. The turn toward the northwest and north-northwest is
about to begin since the hurricane is already at the western edge of
the subtropical ridge. The track guidance continues to be tightly
packed, and the bulk of the models take the hurricane over the
Florida Keys and near or over the Florida Peninsula. The NHC
forecast is in the middle of the guidance envelope, and given the
good agreement among models, the confidence in the track forecast is
high.
 09/09/2017 02:50 PM
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Central Floridave

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LOL, been watching JB's link of Key West. That is great. So its true, they get great surf there. Southernmost "POINT" Who knew? It looks all time there and no one out.
 09/10/2017 05:23 AM
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Central Floridave

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8am Sunday, eye is right on top of the keys as shown by the radar. Smart phone radar apps are picking it up pretty good as well.

 09/10/2017 07:52 AM
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11am, radar shows eye is now North of the Keys and heading toward Naples.
 09/10/2017 08:00 AM
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Greensleeves

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With a NW tilt.



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