Daily Archives: September 9, 2017

Time posted: 1:33 am

Watching Powerful Hurricane Irma

Good Saturday, everyone. Hurricane Irma continues to be the center of the weather world and for good reason. This storm is slowly working toward Florida and will be causing destruction from south to north. By early next week, Irma will throw rain and wind into Kentucky.

The storm is likely losing some early day steam along the shoreline of Cuba. As it starts to turn north, it goes over the super warm waters of the Straits of Florida, strengthening along the way. Here’s a look at where the storm is now…

Hurricane Infrared GOES East

The forecast track from the National Hurricane Center continues to slowly ease this thing toward the Gulf side of the state. This is a devastating path for areas like Naples, Fort Meyers and possibly Tampa. But, the storm is so huge, the entire peninsula of Florida may experience hurricane force winds…

cone graphic

This run of the NAM shows how devastating the hit will be, and how the first rain bands arrive in Kentucky late Monday…

That shows some pretty heavy rains in Kentucky Monday night. Here are the totals by Tuesday morning…

The GFS run has a similar track and shows the lingering rains from a decaying Irma in our region…

Here’s the rainfall map from that run…

I’ll get you another update on late today. Make it a good one and take care.

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