Stay Away Irma

Submitted by ub on Sat, 09/02/2017 - 18:58

As the humanitarian disaster continues in Texas following Hurricane #Harvey, Irma comes along headed for #TheUS East coast. Meanwhile, forecasters are predicting #TheLaborDayWeekend to be hot and dry in the West, cool and some rain in the East.

Out in the Atlantic, Irma went from a tropical storm to major hurricane over a 12-hour span this week and is headed toward landfall on the east coast of the US after it passes north of #PuertoRico and #Haiti, #TheDominican Republic, though one model shows #Cuba in its path. Looks like a powerful and durable storm.

So far, Irma is a small tropical storm-force with winds that extend out only 70 miles from the center, it is possible that none of the islands will experience tropical storm-force winds if Irma follows a track down the center of its cone of uncertainty.