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Category 5 Irma: Potential for Tropical Storm Conditions Increases Locally

* Category 5 Irma: Potential for Tropical Storm Conditions Increases Locally
* Moderate Risk of Rip Currents Today as Swells Increase
* Strong Storm Potential Today 

Synopsis & Timing

Today: 

There is a chance of strong to severe storms today ahead of an approaching cold front. Storm hazards include strong wind gusts of 40-60 mph, hail and excessive lightning. Thunderstorms could hinder outdoor Hurricane Irma preparedness activities at times. Long period ocean swells from Irma are now within the local Atlantic waters. More frequent rip currents are expected, and a moderate risk of rip currents is highlighted for today. 


Hurricane Irma: 

We continue to regularly update our weather briefing for Hurricane Irma. 

Please refer to our PDF briefing package at the following website: http://www.weather.gov/media/jax/briefings/nws-jax-briefing.pdf

The most significant Hurricane Irma 0500 am forecast updates for our area include: 

  • Increased chances of tropical storm conditions this weekend, potentially as early as Saturday afternoon for parts of NE FL. 
  • An increase in the potential for hurricane conditions across parts of NE Florida & coastal waters, potentially Sunday. 
  • An eastward shift in the forecast track this weekend. 

NWS Jacksonville Webpage:  weather.gov/jax

AHPS River Forecasts: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=jax

NWS Jacksoville Facebook:  facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Jacksonville.gov

NWS Jacksonville Twitter:   twitter.com/NWSJacksonville

NWS for Mobile Phones: mobile.weather.gov

 


 

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