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MikeCAdministrator
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: Rubber Ducky]
      #98865 - Sun Sep 10 2017 07:43 PM

Power flickering a lot, but I still have power, highest gust so far here was 50mph, 30mph sustained.

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LadyStorm
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MikeC]
      #98867 - Sun Sep 10 2017 08:05 PM

Flagler Beach wind gust to 50 mph. Flagler County Northeast Florida. Gust measured by standard fixed Anemometer.

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Rubber Ducky
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MikeC]
      #98868 - Sun Sep 10 2017 08:07 PM

Melbourne/Brevard: Although the NWS products continue to show peak winds around midnite, USAIRNET's aviation weather for MLB — apparently updated more frequently — shows peak wind now and tapering sooner. http://www.usairnet.com/cgi-bin/launch/code.cgi?Submit=Go&sta=KMLB&state=FL

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JoshuaK
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: Rubber Ducky]
      #98870 - Sun Sep 10 2017 09:36 PM

Power is still on as of 21:34 in Kathleen area of Lakeland. Small limbs are down but no other damage observed.

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JMII
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: JoshuaK]
      #98871 - Sun Sep 10 2017 09:59 PM

Still blowing at TS level here, this is unreal its been like 24-30 hours of non-stop winds. Pressure is coming back up 29.3.
Found personal weather station that recorded a 78 mph gust here during 58 mph sustained winds. Winds are finally become SSW. Darn I say this is ending for us in S FL?

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LadyStorm
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: JMII]
      #98873 - Sun Sep 10 2017 10:38 PM

Flagler County scattered power outages, some downed trees, Beachside reporting 50 sustained, inland 40 sustained. Total of 7 inches total accumulation so far as of 10 pm

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beachcrafts
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: LadyStorm]
      #98875 - Sun Sep 10 2017 10:46 PM

We are directly west of the eye or maybe in the west part of the eyeball, North Port. It has gotten very quiet outside with only the occasional gust now. Waiting for wind to now come out of the other direction. We lost power around 7:30 and it was fierce here for a couple of hours as the eye was approaching.

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MikeCAdministrator
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: beachcrafts]
      #98877 - Sun Sep 10 2017 11:27 PM

Top gust was 75mph so far here, 986mb. Got some roof drip edging ripped off on the east side of the house that I can see.

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LadyStorm
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MikeC]
      #98881 - Mon Sep 11 2017 01:17 AM

Flagler County EOC 72 mph wind gust 50 mph sustained. Widespread power outages and multiple trees downed. Wind speeds measured)

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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: LadyStorm]
      #98882 - Mon Sep 11 2017 01:35 AM

Been on generator power since 9:15 in NE st pete. Winds still gusting to 50-55 on occasion. Earlier probably hit 80 a couple of times.

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Daniel Jones
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: EMS]
      #98883 - Mon Sep 11 2017 02:32 AM

Some nasty squall lines have finished with Deltona for the moment, though the center still hasn't passed totally yet. Transformers blowing all over the place, and we're getting surges about once every 10-15 minutes. No idea on damage, though, way too dark to tell. The 4-year-old is snoring louder than the gusts at times. Wind peaked around 45 MPH with a gust at 65 MPH.

Edit: Lost power for bout 30 seconds with a nearby blown transformer. Saw 2 more go while checking the house for any water issues.

Edited by Daniel Jones (Mon Sep 11 2017 02:56 AM)


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enterlaughing
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: Daniel Jones]
      #98884 - Mon Sep 11 2017 04:05 AM

Can anyone tell me conditions/damages in the Haines City/Winter Haven area of Polk County? These small communities don't make the news broadcasts.

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JMII
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: enterlaughing]
      #98885 - Mon Sep 11 2017 08:17 AM

Quote:

Can anyone tell me conditions/damages in the Haines City/Winter Haven area of Polk County? These small communities don't make the news broadcasts.




My parents live in Sebring and reported - no power since around 8 PM last night, tons of branches down, but they didn't lose any of their big pine trees which I feared would have dropped on the house. Guess Charely really thinned out the weak ones. A friend in Ocala still has power and some big oak branches came down but the tree stayed up. I imagine its a mix of stuff like that. Even in my neighborhood some trees are fine, others are just pushed over (some onto houses), a few are completely uprooted, while other have snapped or broken.

Got time lapse video and few panoramas to share but it will take a bit to organize and upload them.

Never lost power here, but the roar of wind has been replaced by the hum of generators as pretty much everyone around us lost power. Several boil water orders are in effect in Broward. Sun just came up so starting to watch the news and get a feel for things, still VERY concerned about the Keys. Naples got wacked but early video just showed damaged roofs and downed trees/power lines - nothing Andrew-like where structures completely failed.

Current conditions are light breeze wind south at 8 to 10, pressure 29.6, overcast skies with a few breaks but light to moderate rain as trailing bands come thru.

Early wind reports (from weather.com):
North Perry Airport (Broward County): 109 mph
Miami International Airport (tower observation): 99 mph
St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant: 99 mph
Ochopee: 92 mph
Coral Gables: 90 mph
Fort Myers (Southwest Florida International Airport): 89 mph
Marathon Key: 88 mph
Deerfield Beach: 86 mph
Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport: 84 mph
Juno Beach: 83 mph
Miami NWS/NHC office: 81 mph
Tampa Bay: 78 mph
Clearwater Beach: 78 mph
West Palm Beach International Airport: 77 mph
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport: 75 mph
Port Charlotte (Charlotte County Airport): 74 mph

Looks like mostly Cat 1/2 levels


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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 (Mon Sep 11 2017 08:22 AM)


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JMII
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: JMII]
      #98897 - Tue Sep 12 2017 05:32 PM

My time lapse video is up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxDYhOzGW6w

Sept 9th 4:45 PM to 9 PM then
Sept 10th 6:40 AM to 7 PM

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


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MichaelA
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: JMII]
      #98898 - Wed Sep 13 2017 05:15 AM

Relatively light damage here. Tree branches and fencing down. Power remained on for the duration. I estimate we had sustained 50 mph with gusts to 70+ at the peak of the storm as it passed east of my location. Thankful it wasn't as bad as predicted.

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M.A.
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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MichaelA]
      #98900 - Wed Sep 13 2017 09:18 AM

I tried to post conditions during the storm. My cellphone, I could read the posts on the site, but couldn't post. We had more than expected out of Irma here in Vero Beach. We were expecting 45-55mph and gust to 65. My personal weather station of course broke during the first big gust. We did record a gust of 84 before it broke. Lots of rain. I don't have any way to accurately measure that large of an amount,,but would guess somewhere between 12-16 inches of rain. The damage was minimal for the entire area. Mostly small limbs from the oak trees. Numerous people with out power still. FPL co-op is doing a remarkable job. 05, we were without power for 33 days total. We had power restored the next day after the storm. My wife and I have discussed the having 8 days notice to prepare for this storm. She thinks it might have been too much time. I'm inclined to agree. We shut down the business on Thursday to allow our people to get prepared and evacuate if they desired. My heart goes out to the people that took the heart of this monster. We know the feeling of losing nearly everything from 05. If it were not for the dry air and Cuba. This could have been much much worse.

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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: M.A.]
      #98901 - Wed Sep 13 2017 06:00 PM

Just got power on here. We got hit a little harder here than I was expecting. Brevard County got raked in various locations. Looks like some possible tornado action just a block in half from my house heading in a north west direction.

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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: B.C.Francis]
      #98902 - Wed Sep 13 2017 07:57 PM

Our rental townhouse (Our old home) had major roof damage and a big hole in the ceiling in the garage.

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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: MikeC]
      #98905 - Thu Sep 14 2017 12:16 AM

Finally a chance to sit down and recap the storm from Plant City.
1 - Really not much of a storm. I am pretty sure we never had above hurricane force winds here except maybe in gusts. It has lost a LOT Of its energy before it reached us (thank the Lord!!). Once the central feature passed us, most thought we were in the 'eye', as the rain shut off like a spigot and the winds really died down. At that point, I went to bed knowing we were safe.
2 - For damage...my property had ZERO...fence went down on my neighbors behind but that is because they are too cheap to put it up right (gone down 3 times in 5 years). Leaves and light limbs down, raking continues apace. I really only saw ONE big tree down through the main street in my neighborhood. New rain gauge overflowed at 5 inches but I don't think by much!
3 - Many still without power. We only lost it for 14 hours and I barely got to shake the cobwebs out of my generator. A friend is using it since. MOST Of the power issues I see are because the utilities are doing a crappy job of keeping the trees away from the power lines!! MANY thanks to all of the power crews working round-the-clock to restore power.
4 - My mom's property on a Polk County Lake was a bit worse, but with the winds coming off the lake unhindered that is to be expected. Had a large cypress lean onto her house and damage the soffitt but it doesn't look like water got in. Power is off because a large old oak fell across the power lines....the burns in the grass and ground are pretty spectacular!
5 - Driving down Highway 60 through Hillsborough and Polk counties today, you really saw very little evidence that a hurricane had struck except for a few trees and power out to 3 or 4 intersections.
6 - It is obvious that Central Florida has had another major escape from a major hurricane. If it had gotten to us with Cat 3 winds, I shudder to think where we would be....RIP Irma!

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Re: Irma Conditions/Observations in your Area [Re: Lamar-Plant City]
      #98909 - Thu Sep 14 2017 10:37 AM

I have been without power in the Largo/Seminole area since Sunday at 5pm. We received only 3.3 inches of rain from Irma, but the wind was the main event. I live at a higher elevation of Pinellas County just a couple miles from the coast, and we were hammered by hurricane force gusts between 10pm-1am on Sunday night/Monday morning with tropical storm force winds for an even longer duration. I estimate that we experienced speeds around 85mph, maybe slightly higher, when the wind turned northwest and came in unobstructed from the Gulf. Fortunately, the damage is relatively minor. Some trees/fences/signs down, shingles here and there, and tons of branches. A few mobile homes in the area experienced roof/siding damage and a power line came down in my neighborhood. These were some of the strongest winds I have seen in this area since the Superstorm of 93. We have definitely been lucky here.

Edited by Ronn (Thu Sep 14 2017 10:38 AM)


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