Weather

Major Hurricane Irma is still a Category 5 storm and still a significant threat to the entire peninsula of Florida.

Irma Fluctuating But Still Expected Strong Hurricane

Sep 7, 2017
WUFT

In the last few hours, Hurricane Irma has become a little less organized with the eye becoming cloud filled and the pressure rising. But it will remain a strong hurricane. Irma will be going through internal eyewall replacement cycles causing fluctuation in the intensity, but it is going to remain a strong Category 5 or 4 hurricane as its environment will be favorable over the next 3 days with warm water and low shear.

With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Southwest Florida, emergency response officials are urging residents to familiarize themselves with their county's various evacuation zones, and the zone they will be sheltering in during the storm.

Irma's Path Shifts East

Sep 6, 2017
WUFT

There has been a notable shift in the projected track of Hurricane Irma, with a leaning toward a path very close to the Atlantic side of the peninsula, but it's still too early to put a lot of trust in specific impacts at any given location. The biggest thing remember right now is that the average error for the path of center of the storm is greater than the width of South Florida, and nearly twice the width of North-Central Florida.

Keys Hospitals Begin To Evacuate As State Braces For Hurricane Irma

Sep 6, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott warned Floridians on Tuesday that powerful Hurricane Irma will start impacting the state by the end of the week — it's just not clear where.

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