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MissBecky
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: jastrowx]
      #98715 - Sat Sep 09 2017 03:30 PM

I don't have a way of measuring wind speed, but the winds on the east side of Ft Myers have really picked up since this morning. They are more sustained, too, with longer gusts.

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angelswatch
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MikeC]
      #98718 - Sat Sep 09 2017 04:01 PM

Here in Homosassa Springs US 19 is a steady stream of North bound traffic. Everything is just about closed only 2 gas station are currently pumping gas and as soon as it is gone they will be closing .Everything west of 19 and for 1 1/2 miles east of 19 has been mandatory evacuated as of yesterday so stores and businesses closed. It's as if everything just disappeared except for the long line of slow moving traffic going North on US 19. A little rain shower came through but quickly left and we have a slight breeze .
Hope Irma passes by quickly.


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JMII
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Loc: Margate, Florida 26.26N 80.22W
Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MissBecky]
      #98722 - Sat Sep 09 2017 04:33 PM

Quote:

I don't have a way of measuring wind speed




Hit up wunderground and look for a personal weather station near you. Here is the one I'm pulling data from:
https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KFLPOMPA60

Just had our 6th squall push thru and based on radar a strong feeder band is coming up for Davie, Weston, Hollywood and Ft Lauderdale. Looks to miss me to the south. Rain is up to .2" now, wind due E and pretty steady in the 20 mph range, pressure 29.6 and falling

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OrlandoDan
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: JMII]
      #98724 - Sat Sep 09 2017 04:55 PM

Fairly persistent rain here in NW Orlando coming in from the Atlantic. I think only related to Irma from a pressure gradient perspective.

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Edited by OrlandoDan (Sat Sep 09 2017 06:57 PM)


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JMII
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: OrlandoDan]
      #98735 - Sat Sep 09 2017 06:49 PM

Starting to get tornados here in Broward One was about 16 miles west of me off US27, the other between Sunrise and Weston and finally one coming onshore in Ft Laud (Wilton Manors area). Plus one in Lauderhill. Getting thunder and lighting... really bad squall just pushed thru. Sky got really dark with heavy rain up to .5" now total

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JMII
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: JMII]
      #98750 - Sat Sep 09 2017 08:52 PM

Near constant rain now with steady E winds in the 18 to 22 MPH range, rain was falling at .7" per hour during the last squall.
Rain appears to be training over N Miami and west to Miramar, 2" of accumulation there by radar estimates. Off shore storms have embedded lighting. They will reach my location in the next hour and look NASTY.
This is going to be LONG night since its not "bad" yet.

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MikeCAdministrator
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: JMII]
      #98760 - Sat Sep 09 2017 10:34 PM

Getting a steady 15-20mph wind here in orlando now.

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Prospero
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MikeC]
      #98763 - Sat Sep 09 2017 10:51 PM

Wind gusts to 34mph in Gulfport with a 20 mph steady breeze. It is a different sensation than a typical summer wind.

Is there a meteorological difference between wind speed and air volume?

Reason I ask, we get gusts and winds above 20 to 30 mph all year long. No big deal. But the past couple days the winds we have got at around 20 mph have pushed one of our bougainvillea's over and have moved a few old-timer bushes to a new side. It is odd, and to me it appears to not be the wind speed, but the volume of air being moved.

Is this something that has a formula???

It is as if there is a huge volume of air moving past at a steady strong rate. Like comparing the flow of the Amazon River (Irma) to a fast moving Colorado mountain stream (Charlie).


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Owlguin
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: Prospero]
      #98769 - Sun Sep 10 2017 03:13 AM

Amazing how windy it is here in Boca Raton given the distance to the center. Feel for those on the West Coast.

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Hurric
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MissBecky]
      #98770 - Sun Sep 10 2017 04:56 AM

Over 10 inches rain in Ft. Pierce , St. Lucie Village . Flash Flood Warning. Flooding of streets and some houses. Tv reports.

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JMII
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: Hurric]
      #98771 - Sun Sep 10 2017 05:49 AM

Didn't seem that bad overnight, then had a set of tornado warned storms move thru at 3AM. Just woke up and since then we gotten 3.3" of rain which is 1/2 up my driveway. Pressure down to 29.4 slight wind shift to SE @ 22 gusting to 40 mph. Power flickered once.

Storm radar estimated 5.6" of rain in Ft. Pierce.

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GlenJohnson
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: JMII]
      #98775 - Sun Sep 10 2017 07:14 AM

Just NW of Gainesville, and it's listed as one of the top the 10 cities to ride out the storm according to the Palm Beach Post. Here's the list.

Leesburg
Orlando
Sanford
Kissimmee
Palatka
Lake City
Naples
Ocala
Gainesville
Fernandina Beach

Boarded up my S/SW windows, never done that before. Good luck all, we're gonna need it.

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JMII
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: GlenJohnson]
      #98779 - Sun Sep 10 2017 07:57 AM

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Just NW of Gainesville, and it's listed as one of the top the 10 cities to ride out the storm according to the Palm Beach Post.




Naples? Are they kidding?

Eye is expanding, inner eye wall fell apart, new outer one taking over slowly, very open to the south but trying to fill in. Saddlebunch or Sugarloaf landfall within 10 miles of the center, but with they eye changing size its hard to tell where/when the NHC is going to call it.

Water has gone back down my driveway as the rate of rain has leveled off. Canal in the backyward has waves with whitecaps. Got a GoPro running time lapse from my impact glass French Doors.

Edit... forgot to mention: my brother who lives in Weston lost power about 30 mins ago.

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David ('79) - Floyd ('87) - Andrew ('92) - Georges ('98) - Irene ('99) - Frances & Jeanne ('04) - Katrina & Wilma ('05) - Matthew ('16)

Edited by JMII (Sun Sep 10 2017 08:06 AM)


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beachcrafts
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Loc: in Boynton Beach, Fl 26.53N 80.10W
Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: JMII]
      #98780 - Sun Sep 10 2017 08:09 AM

We are in North Port and have just begun to get the strong outer bands. We still have power at the moment. The eye is showing that it will pass either over us or very close on the last track. North Port is next to Port Charlotte but inland. We are not in a flood area thank God. We are surrounded by trees with no houses around us.

Edited by beachcrafts (Sun Sep 10 2017 08:17 AM)


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JMII
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: JMII]
      #98781 - Sun Sep 10 2017 08:10 AM

Power just flickered twice here. Battery backups doing their jobs, router and TV stayed up.

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Hurric
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MissBecky]
      #98783 - Sun Sep 10 2017 09:03 AM

Over twelve inches rain parts of Ft. Pierce. A lot of Street Flooding.
At house in Port St. Lucie, Gust to 45 , sustained 30-35 for about twenty minutes last hour. Over half inch of rain in that twenty minute period


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B.C.Francis
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Loc: Indiatlantic Florida 28.12N 80.58W
Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: Hurric]
      #98784 - Sun Sep 10 2017 09:10 AM

Just had a good rain with a couple of gust that might have hit 35-40 mph. I can hear thunder off shore. The show has just begun.

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MichaelA
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Loc: Pinellas Park, FL 27.83N 82.69W
Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: B.C.Francis]
      #98786 - Sun Sep 10 2017 09:20 AM

Still relatively quiet here in central Pinellas County. Light rain with wind in the 15 - 25/30 mph range. First squall line is approaching from the south.

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MissBecky
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MichaelA]
      #98790 - Sun Sep 10 2017 09:51 AM

Strong gusty winds here. Power is really flickering but still on for now.

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JMII
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MissBecky]
      #98798 - Sun Sep 10 2017 10:27 AM

Winds are constantly above 20 now, with gusts up to 40. I bet some are higher, maybe 50 but not getting logged as such. A few small branches have snapped off trees. Steady but light rain. Pressure has been falling steady since midnight, down to 29.4 now.

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