HURRICANE TRACKER: Hurricane Irma Labeled Category 4, Hurricane Warning In Effect For Leeward Islands
By Space Coast Daily // September 4, 2017
HEADED FOR FLORIDA • next update IS 8 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has pinned Hurricane Irma as a Category 4 with the latest 5 p.m. report.
Irma’s max sustained winds are now at 130 mph and growing stronger, according to NHC.
The category 4 hurricane continues to move to the west at 13 mph,
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.
A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area.
A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
NHC expects to see a turn toward the west-northwestward late Tuesday.
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