Hurricane Irma’s path toward U.S. still uncertain

Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

irmaIt is reported that the United States will be struck by Hurricane Irma by next week following an unpredictable path, hitting any place between Florida and Nova Scotia.

 

By Sunday it had regained strength to a Category 3 storm, with winds at 115 mph.

 

 

Meteorologist Philip Klotzbach with Colorado State University said that a sharper image of the hurricane track will be revealed by Tuesday.

 

Klotzbach further said that till now the forecast cone will be observed and we start getting prepared, the cone is several hundred miles wide. It is expected that the entire coastline should not panic but rather pay attention.

 

The nation will be on high alert, Texas and Louisiana will dry out from the Tropical Storm Harvey’s devastating rainfall.

 

The residents of the Eastern Seaboard refresh prepared kits and kept monitoring the forecast.

 

 

It was suggested to follow the local emergency managers and to plan out what needs to be done if there is an order to evacuate. Subtle changes in the path might lead to major changes as where it will head next. It was observed that Irma was tracking towards Bahamas by Thursday.

 

 

The National Hurricane Center said that the major hurricane will move near the northeastern Leeward Island by the mid of this week and might lead to dangerous winds, storm surge and rainfall.

 

 

A NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft had been deployed en route to Irma. The storm will strengthen over warm waters slamming the Caribbean island as a category 4 with winds of 150 mph.

 

The hurricane center is yet to figure out what would be the impact of Irma on the US coast. Sunday’s report revealed that Irma was 885 miles east of the Leeward Islands moving with a speed of 14 mph.

 

 

The Tropical Storm Lidia in the eastern Pacific Ocean degenerated Sunday with maximum sustained winds that dropped down to 35 mph after moving towards the Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

There were concerns about fold and mudslides in Baja California Sur and western Jalisco that received 20 inches of rain.

 

The weather service made the residents aware of the life-threatening surf and rip currents that the residual storm will produce.

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