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Hurricane Irma Public Advisory Number 38
Hurricane Irma Public Advisory Number 38

September 08, 2017

...EYE OF HURRICANE IRMA MONITORED BY HURRICANE HUNTER PLANES AND CUBAN RADARS......HURRICANE CONDITIONS SPREADING WESTWARD OVER PORTIONS OF CUBA AND THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS...

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Hurricane Irma Forecast Advisory Number 38
Hurricane Irma Forecast Advisory Number 38

September 08, 2017

CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY...THE STORM SURGE WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM JUPITER INLETNORTHWARD TO SEBASTIAN INLET AND FROM BONITA BEACH NORTHWARD TO VENICE...

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Summary for Hurricane Katia (AT3/AL132017)

September 08, 2017

...KATIA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN...

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Hurricane Irma pummels Turks and Caicos Islands

September 08, 2017

Hurricane Irma has pummelled the Turks and Caicos Islands after leaving a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, killing at least 14 people.

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Summary for Hurricane Katia (AT3/AL132017)

September 08, 2017

...AIR FORCE PLANE ABOUT TO INVESTIGATE KATIA...

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Summary for Hurricane Jose (AT2/AL122017)

September 08, 2017

...JOSE MAINTAINING STRENGTH OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC...

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Summary for Hurricane Irma (AT1/AL112017)

September 08, 2017

...IRMA MOVING THROUGH THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS AS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...
with maximum sustained winds of about 155 mph.

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Hurricane Irma Alert 21
Hurricane Irma Alert #21

September 07, 2017

ALERT #21 ON HURRICANE IRMA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 AT 6PM EDT...

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Hurricane Irma Graphics

September 07, 2017

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Thu, 07 Sep 2017 21:06:23 GM
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Thu, 07 Sep 2017 21:06:24 GMT...

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Hurricane Irma Forecast Discussion Number 35

September 07, 2017

Issued at 500 PM EDT Thu Sep 07 2017 WTNT41 KNHC 072059 TCDAT1 Hurricane Irma Discussion Number 35 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017 5:00 PM EDT Thu Sep 07 2017..

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Hurricane Irma Storm Surge Watch/Warning Map

September 07, 2017

Storm Surge Watch/Warning Map last updated Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:59:18 GMT

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Summary for Hurricane Irma (AT1/AL112017)

September 07, 2017

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE IRMA VERY NEAR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND HEADING FOR THE BAHAMAS... ...HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ALONG PORTIONS OF THE NORTH COAST OF CUBA...

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Hurricane Katia Graphics

September 07, 2017

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:38:52 GMT
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:38:52 GMT

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Hurricane Jose Forecast Discussion Number 10

September 07, 2017

Jose has continued to develop a well-defined eye on satellite
imagery this afternoon, with the eye now established in the center
of a ring of strong convection...

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Hurricane Katia Public Advisory Number 9

September 07, 2017

Issued at 400 PM CDT Thu Sep 07 2017

000
WTNT33 KNHC 072033
TCPAT3

BULLETIN
Hurricane Katia Advisory Number

9
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL

AL132017
400 PM CDT Thu Sep 07 2017

...KATIA EXPECTED TO BEGIN MOVING TOWARD THE COAST OF MEXICO AND
STRENGTHEN TONIGHT OR EARLY FRIDAY...

SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...21.6N 94.6W
ABOUT 215 MI...345 KM E OF TAMPICO MEXICO
ABOUT 195 MI...315 KM NNE OF VERACRUZ MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...STATIONARY
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...980 MB...28.94 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* North of Cabo Rojo to Rio Panuco
* South of Laguna Verde to Puerto Veracruz.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area. A warning is typically issued
36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-
storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations
difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property
should be rushed to completion.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
At 400 PM CDT (2100 UTC), the center of Hurricane Katia was located
near latitude 21.6 North, longitude 94.6 West. Katia is stationary
and little overall motion is anticipated through late today.
However, the hurricane is forecast to turn southwestward and
approach the coast within the warning area late Friday or early
Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher
gusts.

Some strengthening is forecast during the next 36 hours and
Katia could be near major hurricane strength at landfall.

Katia is a small tropical cyclone. Hurricane-force winds extend
outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center and
tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 980 mb (28.94 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
STORM SURGE: A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by
as much as 5 to 7 feet above normal tide levels near and to the
north of where Katia makes landfall. Near the coast, the surge will
be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

RAINFALL: Katia is expected to produce total rain accumulations
of 10 to 15 inches over northern Veracruz and eastern Hidalgo,
and Puebla. Katia is also expected to produce total rain
accumulations of 2 to 5 inches over southern Tamaulipas, eastern
San Luis Potosi, western Hidalgo, eastern Queretaro, and southern
Veracruz through Saturday evening. Isolated maximum amounts of 25
inches are possible in northern Veracruz and eastern Hidalgo,
Puebla, and San Luis Potosi. This rainfall may cause
life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of
mountainous terrain.

WIND: Hurricane conditions are expected within portions of the
hurricane warning area by Friday night or early Saturday, with
tropical storm conditions expected within the tropical storm warning
areas by late Friday.

SURF: Swells generated by Katia are expected to affect portions of
the coast of southeastern Mexico today. These swells are likely to
cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please
consult products from your local weather office.

NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 700 PM CDT.
Next complete advisory at 1000 PM CDT.

$$
Forecaster Pasch

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Summary for Hurricane Katia (AT3/AL132017)

September 07, 2017

...KATIA EXPECTED TO BEGIN MOVING TOWARD THE COAST OF MEXICO AND STRENGTHEN TONIGHT OR EARLY FRIDAY...

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Summary for Hurricane Jose (AT2/AL122017)

September 07, 2017

...JOSE BECOMES 3RD MAJOR HURRICANE OF THE 2017 ATLANTIC SEASON...

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What caused Hurricane Irma? Did Climate Change Cause This Category 5 Tropical Storm?

September 07, 2017

Climate change didn't cause the deadly hurricane. But it did make it more horrifying...

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Hurricane Irma Alert 19
Hurricane Irma Alert #19

September 07, 2017

ALERT #19 ON HURRICANE IRMA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 AT NOON EDT...

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Hurricane Irma-Bahamian Staff and Students in Cuba
Hurricane Irma-Bahamian Staff and Students in Cuba

September 07, 2017

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in response to questions about students in Cuba and the likely impact of Hurricane Irma, wishes to advise, as was the case during previous hurricanes, there is no reason for undue concern about students and staff of The Bahamas Embassy in Cuba...

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