Saturday, September 09, 2017

Waiting on Irma's Turn

The forecasted track has continued to shift west over the past several days as the weather ridge that has been steering the storm and keeping it from turning North, has not weakened as originally expected.

This morning we find the path coming up the west coast of Florida and towards the Tampa Bay area.

Sunday Night into Monday is when the damaging winds are predicted for our area.

We can only hope that the ridge remains strong and the turn is even farther west.  That would keep the strongest winds offshore, but we'll be on the strongest side of Irma.

In any case, it's not good.  We'll be monitoring the system for the next 48 hours as meterologists expect the exact path to shift slightly which will determine who in the Bay Area gets the worst of "Irmageddon"

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