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* 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
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.
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:
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