When a hurricane remains offshore, brave men and women known as the Hurricane Hunters fly into the eye of the storm to retrieve scientific information otherwise not obtainable by traditional weather observations. The aircraft is staffed by the Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron.
The plane, a traditional Lockheed-Martin WC-130J aircraft, is operated by the 403rd Wing, based at Ke...
SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
ABOUT 30 MI...50 KM NNE OF VARADERO CUBA
ABOUT 90 MI...145 KM SE OF KEY WEST FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...933 MB...27.55 INCHES
Hurricane Irma's forecast continued its westward trend late Thursday. The National Hurricane Center adjusted its forecaste 'cone of uncertainty' late Thursday night to include more of Georgia and less of the Carolinas.
As of 11p, Hurricane Irma remained a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 165 mph. The storm remained off the northern Haitian coast as it moved west at 16 mph. It remained 585 m...
Editor's Note: This entry was updated at 12:50p et to reflect the Storm Prediction Center's outlook update, which now includes a portion of "high risk" severe weather across portions of Georgia and South Carolina Wednesday.
Another round of severe weather is possible for North Carolina and South Carolina Wednesday - and this one could be even more powerful than Monday's storms.