Irma was weaker than expected in the Tampa Bay area ... expected 65-80mph winds and gusts near 100 in Tampa but currently getting 50-60mph and gusts over 70... pretty much a moderate tropical storm... Polk county got about what is expected 60-70mph with gusts around 80-90 as you go around Bartow-Lakeland. Remember the 100mph winds are above the surface and trees. I hear 1 lady on TV saying this is the worst she's ever seen.. well she must be from up north cause Jeanne and Francis was alittle worse. If Irma didn't go through Naples N and went further west thru even Ft Myers.. it would of held together alittle longer and since it was more west, Tampa-St Pete would of gotten what was expected. Also southern side of the storm is much less in the way of rain than expected. Overall, most of the west coast of Florida got a Tropical Storm unless you're around Ft Myers-Naples area. Expect Irma to stay a hurricane till 8am-11am by the NHC cause again they say the winds above the surface.
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