Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Welcome Back to Peak Hurricane Season

Hurricane Irma is a category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean moving westward toward Puerto Rico.

As of 5 am Wednesday September 5th, maximum sustained winds are 185 mph and the minimum pressure has dropped to an insane low of 914 mb or 26.98in.
The pressure in Wilmington today is 1012.4 mb.  The record low pressure is 882 mb in Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

Hurricane Irma is passing the Leeward Islands.  The storm is moving WNW at 16mph.  It is forecast to move through Puerto Rico and the Bahamas and then hit Florida as a major hurricane.

Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest Atlantic hurricane on record.   It is a Category 5 hurricane, which must have sustained winds over 155 mph.

The Wilmington beaches are supposed to get big surf starting Friday and forecasts do not show when it ends.  They are calling for surf to peak on Sunday at 12-16 feet with hard onshore winds.

by Fletcher W.

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