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My Mom Must Be Working at the NWS Key West

My Mom Must Be Working at the NWS Key West

| September 10, 2017 @ 3:48 am

“Put your shoes on now!” was a familiar refrain from my mom during tornado warnings in the 1970s. It was good advice then and still is today if you are in a hurricane or tornado or flood.

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Some Reports Across South Florida…Wind Gust to 83 mph at NWS Key West

Some Reports Across South Florida…Wind Gust to 83 mph at NWS Key West

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:09 am

Now Category Four Hurricane Irma is moving at 9 mph toward Key West. Winds are gusting to hurricane force already in the Keys. They will begin experiencing the eyewall around 5 a.m. CDT.

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Pressures Dropping in Irma, Winds Not Catching Up…Yet

Pressures Dropping in Irma, Winds Not Catching Up…Yet

| September 9, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

The NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane is finding that the pressures in Irma continue to drop. Thankfully the winds aren’t keeping up with the pressure drop but intensification is still likely. The threat to the Keys and West Coast of Florida is extreme.

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Quick Notes on Irma Just Before 2 p.m.

Quick Notes on Irma Just Before 2 p.m.

| September 9, 2017 @ 1:51 pm

There is good model agreement on the track for Hurricane Irma, which appears to already be getting better organized as it edges off the Cuban Coast and starts the trek across the Florida Straits toward the Lower Florida Keys.

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Key West Radar is Tracking Irma

Key West Radar is Tracking Irma

| September 9, 2017 @ 12:20 pm

Hurricane Irma has weakened, but its core is intact and it will be moving through favorable conditions for intensification as it heads toward the Florida Keys.

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Not A Good Look For Miami

Not A Good Look For Miami

| September 7, 2017 @ 11:06 pm

When Hurricane Andrew struck south of Miami 25 years ago, Miami Beach and the City of Miami were mostly spared the destruction. We always feared a bigger disaster was looming. It may happen Saturday night and Sunday morning.

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Tropics Haven’t Looked This Busy Since 2010

Tropics Haven’t Looked This Busy Since 2010

| September 7, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

There are three hurricanes occurring simultaneously in the Atlantic basin right now, Irma, Jose and Katia.

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Radar Image From the Hurricane Hunter Plane

Radar Image From the Hurricane Hunter Plane

| September 5, 2017 @ 9:13 pm

Here is a look at the radar from the NOAA recon plane tonight as it flies missions into Hurricane Irma east of the northern Leeward Islands.

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Hurricane Irma’s Winds Now Tied for Second Strongest in Atlantic History

Hurricane Irma’s Winds Now Tied for Second Strongest in Atlantic History

| September 5, 2017 @ 1:32 pm

Hurricane Irma now ranks as the second strongest Atlantic Hurricane of record as measured by sustained winds. The hurricane continues to strengthen and could rival or surpass 1980’s Hurricane Allen’s 190 mph winds.

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If The Blog Looks Weird on Your Device…

If The Blog Looks Weird on Your Device…

| August 31, 2017 @ 3:29 am

If AlabamaWX is not displaying on your device correctly, it may be because of our transition to https://. Just remove the s from the URL and it will display correctly.

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Tropics Will be Very Active Over Next Two Weeks

Tropics Will be Very Active Over Next Two Weeks

| August 30, 2017 @ 2:38 pm

Irma has the potential to become a classic long track Cape Verde hurricane in coming days and could threaten the islands of the Caribbean and the U.S. Coast. Another tropical storm or hurricane could form in the southwestern Gulf by the weekend.

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NHC Will Initiate Advisories at 10 a.m. on Tropical Storm Irma

NHC Will Initiate Advisories at 10 a.m. on Tropical Storm Irma

| August 30, 2017 @ 9:19 am

Tropical Storm Irma will be officially born in the far eastern Atlantic at 10 a.m. CDT today. The models unanimously forecast it to stay north of the islands of the Caribbean.

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Harvey Breaks Rainfall Record for Landfalling U.S. Tropical Cyclone

Harvey Breaks Rainfall Record for Landfalling U.S. Tropical Cyclone

| August 29, 2017 @ 10:55 am

Hurricane Harvey appears to have set a new record for rainfall from a landfalling tropical cyclone in the Lower 48. The U.S. record (set in Hawaii in 1950) could still fall.

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Weather by the Numbers:  Harvey Edition

Weather by the Numbers: Harvey Edition

| August 27, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

Big or small, the weather numbers on Harvey are all impressive. And heartbreaking.

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