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#Maria moving away from the Bahamas to the north. Likely to stay east of US, but may get close to NC mid week. Swells along the east coast
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Maria, Lee and What May Be

Posted: 01:22 PM 24 September 2017 | | Add Comment



There will never be another hurricane named Maria, and while a beautiful name and a gorgeous cyclone, it's safe to say that 2017 Atlantic Tropical Cyclone 15L "Maria" will not be missed.

Maria is not done yet, and interests along the east coast need to pay very close attention over the next few days, as even if Maria does not come ashore along or near the Outer Banks (increasingly possible - in fact with many of the model ensembles showing this) her effects are and will still be felt in the form of dangerous rip currents, high swells and blustery wind and rain. Stay tuned, and ready to prepare to take more action as her Cone of Uncertainty has continued to include the OBX, and may still shift west.

Elsewhere, Lee, having gone from TD to Tropical Storm, to just a remnant, is now a very powerful, very compact hurricane, conservatively estimated to have 90 MPH maximum sustained winds at the time of this post, making Lee the 8th Hurricane of this hyperactive 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. This one will probably stay well at out sea, but may have some impact on Maria's steering currents, as it is plenty strong to impact the other features in that region, despite the small size. In fact, it would not be shocking to see Lee become one of the Majors. Without recon going all the way out there to sample him, unless he should start to threaten land of course, we would have to rely mostly on satellite estimates to make this determination. We have the technology...

Looking ahead to next week, solid models are already honing in on increasing potential for new tropical cyclone formations. The first place to find out if we have identified a specific feature or Invest worth tracking will be in the 2017 Forecast Lounge , and we hope you will also join us there.

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Center of Maria Moving Away from the Bahamas

Posted: 05:18 PM 17 September 2017 | 26 Comments | Add Comment | Newest: 01:34 PM 21-Sep EDT

9AM EDT 23 September 2017 Update

Maria is moving away from the Bahamas, but has expanded a bit in size, it is forecast to move generally north to north northwest over the next few days and be at its closest approach to Cape Hatteras on Wednesday, landfall is not expected, but portions of the outer banks may see some outer effects of Maria.

Those along the coast in North Carolina and northward should continue to watch Maria, but direct landfall is not expected. Its too soon to tell how much impact may occur, however.



6AM EDT 22 September 2017 Update

From here all the models, save the CMC, take Maria out to sea. With Wednesday being the key day for any potential surprises based on that. However, with so much going against it it appears out to sea remains the most likely scenario.

Maria is passing just to the east of the Turks and Caicos today, close enough for them to feel many of the affects. Beyond that North Carolina and Bermuda will want to keep an eye on it, but it appears neither will see direct impacts (other than heavy surf, minor coastal flooding, and rip currents)

8PM EDT 20 September 2017 Update



Maria's eye is clearing out again. The mountains of Puerto Rico did disrupt it, but did not destroy it. Maria is likely to restrengthen some (probably not to cat 5 again as it'll be going over the waters stirred up by Irma), and may get very close or the western side to the Turks and Caicos, but the NHC's track seems good. She's very likely to stay well east of Florida.

Puerto Rico was absolutely devastated though, and it's still raining in parts that flooded (and flooded well beyond record flood levels)

1:15PM EDT 20 September 2017 Update
The center of Hurricane Maria is starting to exit PR this afternoon, but horrendous flooding rain, surge and brutal wind gusts will continue for hours yet to come - with inland flooding, rock and mudslides possibly lingering well beyond this week.

Initial recon data suggests that interaction with mountainous Puerto Rico has significantly diminished the hurricane, with minimum pressure now up to an extrapolated low 960s range, but this disruption is forecast to give way by tonight, with most models forecasting restrengthening, yet again, as Maria once again encounters a favorable to very favorable environment for intensification.

A coming brush with a Cat 4 or even 5 Maria for the Turks & Caicos can not be ruled out.

7:15AM EDT 20 September 2017 Update
Maria makes landfall near Yabucoa, PR and is over the island now. Power, Communication, radar and more are out in much of the eastern half of the Island. 155mph was the official windspeed, making it a category 4 (just under 5) at landfall.



7:00PM EDT 19 September 2017 Update
Recon recently reported 909mb pressure with 175mph winds.
The pressure makes this the #10 strongest (by pressure) ever recorded hurricane in the Atlantic basin.



2:30PM EDT 19 September 2017 Update

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POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE MARIA MOVING ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN TOWARD THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO. PREPARATIONS AGAINST LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND RAINFALL FLOODING AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION. - NHC



After the temporary disruption and loss of Category 5 status from having gone directly over the tall island nation of Dominca, Hurricane Maria has resumed Rapid Intensification, with recon now finding a minimum central pressure down to 920mb, with maximum sustained winds of about 165 MPH. Continued strengthening is very possible, and Maria could still be a Cat 5 (or potentially even a high-end Five) when she passes over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and that is in fact now reflected in the official NHC forecast.


8:00PM EDT 18 September 2017 Update
Maria is now an extremely dangerous, super compact Cat Five Major about to make landfall on Dominica.

5:00PM EDT 18 September 2017 Update
Maria is now a compact and violent 130 MPH Cat IV Major - still intensifying - with her center closing in on Dominica. With Maria's continued dramatic strengthening and very supportive conditions for additional strengthening ahead, it is becoming likely that Maria impacts - possibly directly - the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as a very high-end Major - possibly even a high-end Five.

NHC
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SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.1N 60.7W
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM ESE OF DOMINICA
ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM NE OF MARTINIQUE
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...130 MPH...215 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...950 MB...28.06 INCHES




Preparations to protect life should now be rushed to completion on the islands of Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique. On Maria's likely track, preparations to protect life and property should be nearing completion on the VIs and PR. Failure to take advantage of well-built hurricane shelters will almost certainly result in injury or even death.

HURRICANE MARIA
Recon has found that Maria is now a Hurricane. Conditions are alarmingly favorable that the cyclone could be or will soon be undergoing Rapid Intensification, and it is likely that Maria will be yet another very serious Major while on a trajectory that could take it directly over several of the islands recently impacted to greater or lesser degrees by Irma.

SUMMARY OF MARIA WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
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A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Guadeloupe
* Dominica
* St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Martinique
* Antigua and Barbuda
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Lucia

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* British Virgin Islands
* Saba and St. Eustatius
* St. Maarten
* St. Martin and St. Barthelemy
* Anguilla

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Barbados
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines




For in-depth Maria model talk and more beyond the cone with us in the HURRICANE Maria Lounge

HURRICANE JOSE
Hurricane Jose continues its track to the north, with a bend to the northeast, then east, and southeast expected over the next several days. Should Jose continue on as forecast, the strongest impacts to the Northeast US may be kept offshore - however, dangerous swells generated by Jose are already affecting Bermuda, the Bahamas, and much of the U.S. east coast. Dangerous surf and rip currents should be expected for days to come in these locations. In addition, Jose is forecast produce heavy rain totals over eastern Long Island, Rhode Island, and southeast Massachusetts. Any deviation to the left of NHC's track would increase the likelihood that even greater impacts to the US coast would likely be experienced.

SUMMARY OF JOSE WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
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A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Fenwick Island to Sandy Hook
* Delaware Bay South
* East Rockaway Inlet to Plymouth
* Block Island
* Martha's Vineyard
* Nantucket




For in-depth Jose model talk and more join us in the HURRICANE Jose Lounge

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Tropical Storm Maria, Lee, and Hurricane Jose

Posted: 02:23 PM 14 September 2017 | 2 Comments | Add Comment | Newest: 02:55 PM 15-Sep EDT

5PM EDT 16 September 2017 Update
Maria has formed frop Tropical Depression 15,

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* St. Lucia
* Martinique and Guadeloupe
* Dominica
* Barbados
* St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Puerto Rico and the Virgini Islands may also be directly affected by Maria. Beyond that too soon to tell, but the US should watch it also.


8AM EDT 16 September 2017 Update
Recon has a busy next couple of days ahead. Multiple flights are planned into Jose, with hunters now also starting to be tasked with Invest 96L, which is likely to be named this weekend, and which may in fact already be a tropical storm at the time of this update (there have just not been any reliable or conclusive microwave passes recently).

Tentative recon plans for the weekend include
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A. CONTINUE 12 HRLY FIXES OF JOSE
B. LOW LEVEL INVEST AT 17/1800Z NEAR 13.5N 56.5W.
C. A G-IV FLIGHT DEPARTING AT 17/1730Z FOR JOSE.
D. P-3 TDR JOSE FLIGHTS EVERY 12 HRS STARTING AT 17/2000Z.




Both Jose and 96L (Likely soon Lee or Maria) are potential threats to land next week. Elsewhere, FOURTEEN is still way out in the Atlantic.
-Ciel

5AM EDT 15 September 2017 Update
Tropical Depression 14 has formed in the east Atlantic (from 97L), this one is most likely to stay out to sea. 96L has an 80% chance for development over the next few days, and the eastern Caribbean Leewards should keep watch on this system.

Jose continues to churn in the Atlantic, and should be watched, particularly from North Carolina northward into New England as some of the models have it close or making landfall next week.

Original Update
Irma's aftermath is still being felt across the Caribbean and Florida, Southeast, but that is not the only storm. Jose, recently downgraded to Tropical Storm, is still worth monitoring since the edge of the cone is in the Outer Banks currently,

There is also two waves, 96 and 97, which should be watched into next week.

More to come later

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Irma Riding Inland, Weakening

Posted: 10:58 AM 07 September 2017 | 37 Comments | Add Comment | Newest: 02:37 AM 12-Sep EDT

7PM EDT 10 September Update
Irma is now down to a category 2 and weakening as it pulling dried air from the west in and land interaction, as it does, some strong gusts will still occur to the east, and storm surge flooding will still likely occur on both coasts (but the extremes in the warnings are less likely in most areas)

Irma is riding just east of I-75 up the west coast of the state. Tornadoes, rain, strong wind, and flooding/surge will be issues through the night.

8:30AM EDT 10 September Update
Irma's intensification has leveled off at 'just' Category Four this morning. What this means for people in her path is that this will be devastating and efforts to protect life should be rushed to completion.

2:30AM EDT 10 September Update
Irma has definitively embarked on a NW track, and at a slightly faster speed. Extracting herself from the remaining land interaction of Cuba and passing over exceptionally warm waters has proven enough to re-intensify into a very severe and large Category Four Major Hurricane.

Recon, satellite and radar data supports modeling that even more intensification may be underway. In fact, Rapid Intensification is not out of the question, and Irma may become a large Category Five before landfall.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WARNING
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STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water is expected to reach the following HEIGHTS ABOVE GROUND if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...

Cape Sable to Captiva...10 to 15 ft
Captiva to Ana Maria Island...6 to 10 ft
Card Sound Bridge through Cape Sable, including the Florida Keys... 5 to 10 ft
Ana Maria Island to Clearwater Beach, including Tampa Bay... 5 to 8 ft
North Miami Beach to Card Sound Bridge, including Biscayne Bay... 3 to 5 ft
South Santee River to Fernandina Beach...4 to 6 ft
Clearwater Beach to Ochlockonee River...4 to 6 ft
Fernandina Beach to Jupiter Inlet...2 to 4 ft
North of North Miami Beach to Jupiter Inlet...1 to 2 ft

The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. For information specific to your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office.

The combination of a life-threatening storm surge and large breaking waves will raise water levels ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS by the following amounts within the hurricane warning area near and to the north of the center of Irma. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.



This is a truly catastrophic-level hurricane event. Preps to protect life should be rushed to completion. Property can be replaced!
RUN FROM THE WATER! HIDE FROM THE WIND!
-Ciel


5PM EDT 8 September Update
EYE OF IRMA BEGINNING TO MOVE SLOWLY AWAY FROM THE COAST OF CUBA
WHILE WEATHER IS DETERIORATING IN SOUTH FLORIDA...
...MAJOR HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED OVER THE FLORIDA KEYS AT DAYBREAK...

The Storm Surge Warning has been extended from the Volusia/BrevardCounty Line northward to the South Santee River.

The Hurricane Watch west of the Aucilla River to Indian Pass has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning, and the Tropical Storm Watch west of Indian Pass to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning.

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued north of Fernandina Beach to South Santee River.


6:30AM EDT 8 September Update
Some slight good news this morning (for Florida) is that the system has had land interaction with Cuba (Bad for Cuba) that has brought the pressure back up, and weakened Irma a bit, but not very substantially, (still a major hurricane) and the system is expected to move back north over warmer water in fairly short order.

The official track shifted slightly west, but still has a large enough windfield to envelop most of the state in hurricane force winds, and storm surge momentum that will raise the ocean level along the coasts, check the Inundation Maps for a forecast for those right along the coast.

Watches and warnings have creeped up north also,

The Hurricane Warning and the Storm Surge Warning are extended northward along the Florida West coast from Anclote River to Chassahowitzka.

The Hurricane Warning is extended northward along the Florida East coast to the Flagler/Volusia County Line.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued north of Fernandina Beach to Altamaha Sound, Georgia.

At this point pay attention to local officials and media for the most up to date info, and if you are in the warning area you have today to prepare (less than that the further south you are)

Tomorrow will be the worst day for Irma for most folks.

11PM EDT 8 September Update
Hurricane Katia just made landfall north of Tecolutla, Mexico. Irma reached Category 5 and clipped Cuba.



The Storm Surge Warning has been extended northward on the east coast of Florida to the Volusia/Brevard County Line and on the west coast of Florida to Anclote River, including Tampa Bay.

The Hurricane Warning has been extended northward on the east coast of Florida to the Volusia/Brevard County Line and on the west coast of Florida to Anclote River.

The Storm Surge Watch has been extended northward on the west coast of Florida to Suwanee River.

The Hurricane Watch has been extended northward on the east coast of Florida to Fernandina Beach and on the west coast of Florida to Indian Pass.

The government of Cuba has upgraded the Hurricane Watch for the province of Matanzas to a Hurricane Warning. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the provinces of La Habana and Ciudad de la Habana. The Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning for Guantanamo have been discontinued.

8PM EDT 8 September Update
Irma's track remains a little west of yesterday, and is even now scraping Cuba, which is increasingly at risk itself of more serious impacts. Both GFS & ECMWF have honed in to landfall on the Lower Keys and head up from there across Tampa. Latest recon data supports idea that landfall may easily occur at Cat 5. This is a monster and preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion and everyone should evacuate when and where ordered to do so.

Elsewhere, Katia is close to making landfall in eastern Mexico (Cat 2) and Hurricane Warnings are up for high-end Cat 4 Jose for some of the very same portions of the Leeward Islands just ravaged by Irma, like Barbuda.
-Ciel

1PM EDT 8 September Update

Irma's track shifts slightly west again, raising the threat of storm surge on the west coast, even with the shift hurricane force winds will reach all the way to the east coast of Florida. Minor track shifts, either direction, may still occur. It is forecast to be category 5 at Keys landfall.

The Hurricane Warning has been extended northward for east coast of Florida to Sebastian Inlet, and along the west coast of the peninsula northward to Anna Maria Island.

The Hurricane Watch has been extended northward along the west coast of Florida to Suwannee River.

A Storm Surge Watch has been issued north of Venice to the Anclote River, including Tampa Bay, and from Ponce Inlet to the Flagler/ Volusia County Line.

11AM EDT 8 September Update
The Storm Surge Warning has been extended from Jupiter Inlet northward to Sebastian Inlet and from Bonita Beach northward to Venice.

A Storm Surge Watch has been issued from north of Sebastian Inlet to Ponce Inlet.

The Hurricane Watch has been extended northward along the east coast of Florida to the Flagler/Volusia County Line, and along the west coast of Florida to Anclote River (Tarpon Springs).

Jose also increases to cat 4, Katia cat 2.

6AM EDT 8 September Update
Hurricane Irma moves over the Southeastern Bahamas, generally west northwest, currently located just south of Crooked Island. it has weakened some due a large eyewall replacement cycle going on, which results in a larger windfield and a temporary disruption in the wind speed, after this the hurricane force winds will cover a larger area as it moves toward Cuba. Some forecast models take it briefly over Cuba, which could weaken it a bit more before the turn north and over the Keys and South Florida.

Hurricane watches and warnings have not changed at the 5AM advisory, but the watches/warnings are likely to creep up north at the 11AM advisory today.



Slightly better news for Jose as the track has shifted north away from the Islands that were most recently hit by Irma, but they are still in the cone and watches/warnings remain there.

Hurricane Katia in the Bay of Campeche is creeping extremely slowly to the west southwest toward Mexico, where warnings remain.

During a landfalling hurricane information becomes very voluminous and difficult to keep track of, please listen to local officials and media for information for your particular area.

Websites such as this one are good tools to help, but no replacement for the official sources and local EM and law enforcement.

Please stay safe and use the next day (or two depending) to prepare for the storm.

If you do leave, beware traffic levels will be in uncharted waters leaving Florida today and tomorrow, consider state highways and other alternate roads beyond the sea of cars on the turnpike and northbound interstates. Also be mindful of gas and potential temporary shortages.

There are links to some media sources below on the main flhurricane page to help, and floridadisaster.org is a good launching point for Florida specific Emergency management.

11PM EDT 7 September Update
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.

The government of the Dominican Republic has discontinued the Hurricane Warning for the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

Irma Threads: Lounge (Future Track speculation - Observations Weather and Public - Real time updates on current Irma conditions go as comments to this news article. - General Tips and questions.

Original Update
A Storm Surge Watch has been issued for the Florida peninsula from Jupiter Inlet southward and around the peninsula to Bonita Beach,including the Florida Keys.

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

The government of Cuba has extended the Tropical Storm Warning to Villa Clara province.

Updates here as necessary:

Additionally Hurricane Watches were issued for Hurricane Jose for the northeastern Leeward Islands (Same ones that Irma passed by)..... really.

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Severe Very Large Cat 5 Hurricane Irma Growing Closer and Closer to US

Posted: 01:40 PM 04 September 2017 | 34 Comments | Add Comment | Newest: 10:52 AM 07-Sep EDT

5:30AM EDT 07 September 2017 Update
Irma weakened a bit overnight, with a slightly ragged eye, but is still a high-end category 5 hurricane. She may fluctuate in intensity over the next few days, Hispaniloa may impact some of the inflow, but water temperatures are more than warm enough for it to recover.

Watches for South Florida and the Keys will probably go up at 11AM. See the NHC Discussion for more, also.

Irma Threads: Lounge (Future Track speculation - Observations Weather and Public - Real time updates on current Irma conditions go as comments to this news article. - General Tips and questions.



Elsewhere, Katia has warnings up along the Mexican coastline for landfall very late Tomorrow. Those in the area should prepare for flooding rains, strong winds and protect life and property.

Jose is tracking in the Open Atlantic behind Irma and may get close to the easternmost Islands just impacted by her. Additionally, Jose needs to be watched later to see if it loops back towards the US.

11PM EDT 06 September 2017 Update
IRMA HAS JUST SET A WORLD RECORD

Quote:

Irma has now had winds of 185 mph for 33 hrs - no other TC around the globe has been this strong for so long in satellite era (since 1966). Previous record was 24 hr set by Supertyphoon Haiyan in 2013.



Cr: Phil Klotzbach

It goes without saying that we are in uncharted territory.

Elsewhere, both Hurricane Jose and Katia have strengthened further, 85 MPH and 80 MPH, respectively. There is a chance either or both will also become Majors.

5PM EDT 06 September 2017 Update

Jose AND Katia were both upgraded to a hurricane at 5PM

For Katia:
The government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch for the coast
of the state of Veracruz from Tuxpan to Laguna Verde.

For Irma:

The government of the Bahamas has issued a Hurricane Warning for
the central Bahamas, including Cat Island, the Exumas, Long Island,
Rum Cay, and San Salvador. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for
the northwestern Bahamas, including the Abacos, Andros Island,
Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama Island, and New
Providence.

The government of Cuba has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the
Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Holguin, and Las Tunas.


11:30AM EDT 06 September 2017 Update

Irma has moved over St. Maarten and Barbuda overnight and is approaching the British Virgin islands this morning, the forecast track has shifted right for an east coast run up Florida, east or on the euro ensembles, west of the GFS. The hurricane itself is moving or wobbling to the south, which may bring more impact to the US VI and Puerto Rico than previously forecast.

Hurricane Warning has been issued for the north coast of Haiti from the northern border with the Dominican Republic to Le Mole St. Nicholas. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for for the coast of Haiti from south of Le Mole St. Nicholas to Port-Au-Prince.

The government of France has discontinued all warnings for Guadeloupe.

The government of Antigua has discontinued all warnings for Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat.

Oh and Tropical Storm Katia forms in the Gulf, headed toward Mexico.

8:30PM EDT 05 September 2017 Update


New Threads: Lounge (Future Track speculation - Observations Weather and Public - Real time updates on current Irma conditions go as comments to this news article. - General Tips and questions.


5PM EDT 05 September 2017 Update
TD#13 Forms in Bay of Campeche likely to Impact Mexico, Jose in Central Atlantic.

2PM EDT 05 September 2017 Update
Recon finds pressure of 926mb, 185mph winds.

8AM EDT 05 September 2017 Update
Hurricane hunters found Irma has strengthened into a category 5 storm, with sustained winds now at 175 MPH and a pressure down to 929mb.

New Threads: Lounge (Future Track speculation - Observations Weather and Public - Real time updates on current Irma conditions go as comments to this news article. - General Tips and questions.

5AM EDT 05 September 2017 Update



The last late night recon missions into Irma left a few hours ago finding winds supporting mid-range Category 4. Since then, the satellite appearance of Irma has improved even more, with satellite-based intensity estimates coming in closer to or at Cat 5. NHC will want a little more confirmation and maybe at least one or two new complete recon passes before making such a call. A new mission is scheduled to be in the eye of Irma shortly. There is a good chance that it will find Irma a Cat 5, or very close to it.

The bottom line - Irma is an extremely dangerous hurricane. Those within her 24 hour path should now be rushing life-saving preparations to completion. Surge prone low lying areas will likely become inundated. Even well built structures may sustain crippling damage from the wind and be uninhabitable for weeks, or longer.

-Ciel



Hurricane Irma is the second Major Hurricane of 2017 in the Atlantic basin to directly threaten large numbers of people, possibly including here in the United States. After a record hiatus of US landfalls, a return to the mean, or even beyond, may be underway, and residents inside the 3 and 5 day NHC cones are urged to take this very seriously, and begin preparing for impacts - potentially catastrophic. It's time to pay extra close attention to this one.

There is still a considerably greater than normal uncertainty in the Hurricane Irma track after Day 5. Florida should watch closely.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT AS OF 11AM AST:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis
* Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten
* Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* Guadeloupe
* British Virgin Islands
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* Dominica

We are also keeping a close eye on what could become future Jose and maybe also future Katia: (94L in the central Tropical Atlantic southeast of Irma and a persistent trof in the SW Gulf of Mexico).

Go beyond the cone! Read and share educated best guesses on these systems in our Lounges. Grab a double shot of your favorite beverage (you might need it) and join us for forecasts and model discussions beyond 72 hours and more in the Lounge!

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Clark Evans Top 10 Analog Storms for Katia
More model runs on from RAL/Jonathan Vigh's page
NRL Info on Katia -- RAMMB Info

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    Facebook Update Posted
    04:46 am 26-Sep-2017 EDT

    Storm Upgraded: Cat 1 Hurricane #LEE to Cat 2 Hurricane #LEE 30.0N 52.5W Wind 100MPH Moving W at 10 MPH https://t.co/8H7FlKdlQV

    Facebook Update Posted
    10:34 pm 24-Sep-2017 EDT

    Storm Downgraded: Cat 2 Hurricane #MARIA to Cat 1 Hurricane #MARIA 30.0N 73.0W Wind 90MPH Moving N at 8 MPH https://t.co/dhafQ6l9En

    Facebook Update Posted
    01:22 pm 24-Sep-2017 EDT

    New Article: Maria, Lee and What May Be https://t.co/A1iFilgcud

    Facebook Update Posted
    04:58 am 24-Sep-2017 EDT

    Storm Downgraded: Cat 3 Hurricane #MARIA to Cat 2 Hurricane #MARIA 27.9N 72.7W Wind 110MPH Moving N at 9 MPH https://t.co/dhafQ6l9En

    Facebook Update Posted
    02:25 am 24-Sep-2017 EDT

    Storm Upgraded:Tropical Storm #LEE to Cat 1 Hurricane #LEE 31.9N 50.1W Wind 75MPH Moving Stationary https://t.co/8H7FlKdlQV

    Facebook Update Posted
    09:09 am 23-Sep-2017 EDT

    #Maria moving away from the Bahamas to the north. Likely to stay east of US, but may get close to NC mid week. Swells along the east coast

    Facebook Update Posted
    10:52 pm 22-Sep-2017 EDT

    Storm Upgraded:Tropical Depression #LEE toTropical Storm #LEE 31.5N 49.0W Wind 40MPH Moving N at 7 MPH https://t.co/8H7FlKdlQV

    Facebook Update Posted
    04:37 pm 22-Sep-2017 EDT

    Storm Upgraded:Remnants Of #LEE toTropical Depression LEE 30.8N 48.9W Wind 35MPH Moving N at 7 MPH https://t.co/8H7FlKdlQV

    Facebook Update Posted
    10:49 pm 21-Sep-2017 EDT

    Storm Downgraded:Tropical Storm #JOSE toPost-Tropical #JOSE 39.5N 68.4W Wind 50MPH Moving W at 2 MPH https://t.co/Qb3KhLgNhO

    Facebook Update Posted
    09:38 am 21-Sep-2017 EDT

    #Maria affecting DR, Approaching Turks and Caicos, but very likely to stay well east of the mainland US. PR seeing the last bands today.

    Facebook Update Posted
    01:55 am 21-Sep-2017 EDT

    Storm Upgraded: Cat 2 Hurricane #MARIA to Cat 3 Hurricane #MARIA 19.4N 68.2W Wind 115MPH Moving NW at 9 MPH https://t.co/dhafQ6l9En

    Facebook Update Posted
    08:12 pm 20-Sep-2017 EDT

    Maria's eye is clearing out again, but the mountains of Puerto Rico did disrupt it, but did not destroy it, it's likely to restrengthen some (probably not to cat 5 again as it'll be going over the waters stirred up by Irma) It may get very close or the western side to the Turks and Caicos, but the NHC's track seems good. It's very likely to stay well east of Florida.

    Puerto Rico was absolutely devistated though, and it's still raining in parts that flooded (and flooded well beyond record flood levels)

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    Pres: 975mb
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    33.6N 73.1W
    Wind: 75MPH
    Pres: 971mb
    Moving:
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