Published On: Mon, Sep 11th, 2017

Hurricane Irma LIVE: 5pm update from the National Hurricane Center – NOAA latest path


The 5pm update, from the NHC, confirms that Storm Surge Warnings are still in place for North of Fernandina Beach to the South Santee River, North of Clearwater Beach to the Aucilla River. 

But the surge warning have been discontinued in many areas across the continental US.

Here is a breakdown of the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center. 

NHC update: The forecast track

The NHC said: “Irma is moving toward the north-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through Tuesday.  

“On the forecast track, the center of Irma will move into southwestern Georgia later today, and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning.” 

NHC update: The latest location

Tropical Storm Irma was last located about 10 miles (15 km) east of Albany, Georgia and 150 miles (240 km) south of Atlanta, Georgia.

The NHC said: “At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the centre of Tropical Storm Irma was located near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 84.0 West.  

“Irma is moving toward the north-northwest near 17 mph (28 km/h), and a turn toward the northwest is expected by Tuesday morning.

“ On the forecast track, the center of Irma will continue to move over southwestern Georgia tonight and move into Alabama on Tuesday.”

NHC update: The wind speed 

The NHC said: “Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.  

“Continued weakening is forecast, and Irma is likely to become a tropical depression on Tuesday.”

NHC update: The flooding threat 

The NHC said: “The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. 

“Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances.”

NHC update: The latest warnings

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…

* North of Fernandina Beach to the South Santee River

* North of Clearwater Beach to the Aucilla River

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* North of Altamaha Sound to the South Santee River

The Storm Surge Warnings from Fernandina Beach southward, from the Aucilla River westward, and from Clearwater Beach southward, including Tampa Bay, have been discontinued.

The Tropical Storm Warning from the Flagler/Volusia County line to Altamaha Sound is discontinued.

The Tropical Storm Warning from north of the Suwannee River to the Okaloosa/Walton County line is discontinued.



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