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The Calm After the Storm: Cleaning Up After Hurricane Irma

The big hurricane of the season for our area just roared through. This was one of the most powerful storms I can remember there being in the Tampa Bay area since I’ve been alive. We’re fortunate enough to have only had minor damage compared to what could have occurred. Still, there was a lot of destruction throughout the area. A big part of Continue reading The Calm After the Storm: Cleaning Up After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma: Sandbags in Pinellas County

Sandbag distribution locations were opened today in response to Hurricane Irma for unincorporated parts of Pinellas County. These locations are being inundated with people looking for sandbags to protect their homes from flood and rainwater. Currently, the wait for sandbags is 2 hours. There’s a lot of sand according to the park ranger directing traffic, but if your in a low lying area it might be worth the wait, because the sand could run out like it did today in Clearwater.  Sandbags will help with Continue reading Hurricane Irma: Sandbags in Pinellas County

Hurricane Irma GFS Forecast Track: Florida In The Path of Destruction

Major Hurricane Irma is currently a category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph, with even higher gusts according to NOAA. Irma is expected to maintain its intensity for the next 5 days, if not strengthen. The ocean’s heat increases along its path, mid-level moisture is abundant, and verticle shear is low. 5 days out, as Irma approaches Florida it’s still expected to be a category 3, a very big storm.

Also, check this out: Part 2 of Hurricane Irma (Wednesday) and preparing for the storm.

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Surf Forecast: The gulf may get some love from 99L

99L is headed our way.  Late in the week 99L is expected increase in strength, and become a better developed storm. The storm is planning a track along the Caribbean Islands, one that stays out over open water.  It’s forecast to miss the mountains in the Caribbean. It is projected to cross the state over Continue reading Surf Forecast: The gulf may get some love from 99L