11AM update and he is still doing exactly as predicted: some strengthening and following the line perfectly. The northern part of the storm, even close into the core, is looking a bit rough. Not fully symmetrical but trying to get there. With each update the threat to southern FL goes down. Given Matt's current compact structure it doesn't appear that anyone south of West Palm will see hurricane force winds unless Matt's wind field expands in the next 8-10 hours. Still wondering how much influence the warm gulf stream will have. We have seen several storms recently that have "blown up" with rapid intensification in short windows so we still can't fully rule that scenario out.
-------------------- South FL Native... experienced many tropical systems, but actually had to put up the panels for: David ('79) - Floyd ('87) - Andrew ('92) - Georges ('98) - Frances ('04) - Wilma ('05) - Matthew ('16) - Irma ('17)
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