As of the 11 p.m. Saturday, National Hurricane Center Has Irma Fluctuating Between Cat 2 and Cat 3
By Space Coast Daily // September 3, 2017
1,000 miles from islands of the Caribbean
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (NHC) – As of the 11 p.m. Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said Irma was about 1,000 miles from the easternmost islands of the Caribbean, moving west at 15 mph.
Irma fluctuating between Cat 2 and Cat 3 and will definitely be one to watch over the next several days, particularly along the East Coast of the U.S.
Hurricane force winds extend about 25 miles from the center and tropical storm force winds extend 70 miles from the center of the storm.
According to National Hurricane Center, Irma is expected to remain a powerful hurricane into early next week.
There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect, at this time.
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