Monday, September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma has shifted more to the west

Irma is still swirling along the northern coast of Cuba, but soon the hurricane will turn northward towards the Florida Keys. The high pressure system in the Atlantic and the low pressure system in the area of New Orleans pushed Irma more to the west. That means that Miami and Fort Lauderdale, my home town, is not in the direct cone, but we will still get hurricane strong winds and lots of rain.
The winds and rain has already started, because the outer bands of the monster storm Irma have already arrived. When the path does not change based on the surrounding weather pattern, then we will only get hurricane strong winds and rain at the east coast, but not the full blown devastation like expected.
We may be the luckier ones, but our friends and neighbors in the lower keys and Key West as well as the west coast residents will get the worst part of Irma. We hope that they are good prepared or better have already left the area. We wish them all the best and keep them in our prayers.
Let’s stick together. Let’s prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

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