Hurricane Irma still a powerful storm – southwest portion of eye wall now interacting with northern coast of Cuba
A hurricane watch is now in effect for coastal Citrus and Hernando Counties
Current location: 22.2 N 77.2 W
Maximum sustained winds: 155 MPH
Movement: W at 12 MPH
Model track guidance is converging as the 5-day forecast cone has shrunk considerably in width.
Hurricane Irma now seems poised to strike the Florida Gulf Coast, now creating a need to forecast storm surge heights.
Several hurricane models, including the HMON pictured above, now place the eye somewhere near or over the Suncoast Region.
For those trying to “ride it out” in mobile homes or non-permanent structures, please consider estimated wind gusts
Submitted by Lou Newman, Publisher, on September 8th at 9:56 PM
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