5:00pm Hurricane Irma Advisory – Drops to Cat2 Strength…

My apologies to those who have written complaining that CTH is not providing the comprehensive coverage of political news.  Unfortunately, home base for all current research consists of three duffel bags, a laptop, generator and a well suited 4×4; loaded with power tools, emergency kits and assorted roughneck supplies.

I will make every effort to return to political research and analysis – as soon as current logistics, community safety and overall concerns with safety/instability are abated.

Fortunately Hurricane Irma is weakening rapidly as the storm made contact with the Florida peninsular at Marco Island.

At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 26.2 North, longitude 81.8 West. Irma is moving toward the north near 14 mph (22 km/h), and a north-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected by tonight, with that motion continuing through Monday. On the forecast track, the eye of Irma should move near or over the west coast of the Florida Peninsula through Monday morning. Irma should then move inland over northern Florida and southwestern Georgia Monday afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. Although weakening is forecast, Irma is expected to remain a hurricane at least through Monday morning.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 220 miles (350 km). A mesonet site at Naples Municipal Airport recently reported a sustained wind of 88 mph (142 km/h) with a gust to 135 mph (217 km/h) while in the northern eye-wall of Irma.

The minimum central pressure reported by an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft is 938 mb (27.70 inches). A pressure of 937 mb (27.67 inches) was measured by a storm spotter on Marco Island while in Irma’s eye.  (more)

STORM SURGE BEGINS AT 6:30pm in Naples

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606 Responses to 5:00pm Hurricane Irma Advisory – Drops to Cat2 Strength…

  1. Pam says:

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  4. georgiafl says:

    Tornadoes – lots and lots:

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  5. nwtex says:

    President Donald Trump stops to answers questions, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, on at South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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  6. waltherppk says:

    Angels watch over you

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  7. Just Scott says:

    This deserves a re-cue:

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  8. Pam says:

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  9. Michael says:

    Don’t you ever apologize to me for doing you job. Slap you if you do.
    Stay safe.

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    • amwick says:

      The amazing thing to me (and I could be wrong) is that this is not SD’s( real) job. I will not begin to speculate what that could be. He could be anything, anywhere. What he does here, he does it for the best reason, he feels the truth has to get out. He has help, I know, the mods and others I probably don’t know about… but SD, he does this because of a deep personal compulsion to spread the truth… as he sees it. I think, I know, right now he is off doing one of his other jobs,,, because there are things in life called priorities. What a night…

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      • Sunshine says:

        Well said.
        I think whatever employment he holds or held (might be retired or semi-retired), would be related to strategic analyses. Very high quality verbal discourse, a rare commodity these days.
        I love the name SUNDANCE. A gem of an individual.

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  10. bearsgrrr says:

    Titusville now under flash flood warnings.


  11. maggiemoowho says:

    The sewers must be backed up in East Orlando, our road is flooded, not bad or high, but the water is up over the sidewalk in areas. Our pool overflowed for the very first time also, the ground probably can’t take anymore rain.

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  12. Just Scott says:

    unconfirmed rumor: “emergency operation and air-drops about to occur in the Keys”

    Also, for anyone wondering about those storm chasers:

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  13. waltherppk says:

    Many angels watch over you

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  14. hyacinthclare says:

    Probably others of you have said this above, but anybody who’s complaining to Sundance about not talking about politics today gets to get a soul.

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  15. hyacinthclare says:

    NEEDS to get… (sheesh!)

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  16. kittytrump84 says:

    Looting has begun in Florida. All citizens are advised to hide any cash under their work boots.— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 11, 2017


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  17. deqwik2 says:

    Irma is pulling water out of Mobile Bay. Mobile, Alabama.


  18. Curry Worsham says:

    Sundance and the Cracker Brigade.


  19. Wow, any reports from Ponce Inlet/Wilbur by the Sea area?


  20. Ace says:

    They say the wind has shifted around Tampa and they’re waiting for their bay to come back home.


  21. Colorado Conservative says:

    Sundance, I have not read through the close to 600 comments so if this was already said, forgive me. You need not apologize for the CTH not doing much these past few days when it comes to political stories. Just STAY SAFE along with all those affected by this hurricane, and I will welcome you when you return to doing your regular coverage.

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