UPDATE: Hurricane Irma Carrying 150 MPH Winds As the Cat. 4 Hurricane Draws Closer To Leeward Islands

By  //  September 5, 2017

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The latest report from the National Hurricane Center has clocked Hurricane Irma with astounding 150 mph max sustained winds. (NHC Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The latest report from the National Hurricane Center has clocked Hurricane Irma with astounding 150 mph max sustained winds.

The category 4 hurricane is continuing to push to the west at 13 mph.

Additional strengthening is forecasted during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane warnings have been initiated for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy.

Hurricane watches have also been initiated for Guadeloupe, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra.

A Hurricane Warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm- force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.

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ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily Special Weather Correspondent Danny Treanor offers his expert tips about surviving the upcoming hurricane season on the Space Coast. Treanor has been Central Florida’s premier weatherman for five decades. Part two below.

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