It is also the first time since 1893 that three storms of Category 2 or greater have simultaneously existed in the Atlantic zone - Irma, Jose and Katia.
While we are enjoying attractive, calm weather, the southeastern U.S.is preparing for Hurricane Irma.
Forecasters have known for days that Irma is going to turn northward toward the mainland US, but they did not know when exactly that would happen-and in this case the "when" makes all the difference for where the storm finally hits, what kind of damage it might do and the ability of officials to order evacuations as early as possible.
To help people stay safe and get updates about the storm, Fortune has compiled the following roundup of apps and social media services that can be used to track Irma.
Irma will likely bring major impacts to not just the area the core of the storm passes over, but likely extending much farther than that - that includes heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surge all up and down the Florida peninsula.
Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida this morning and move northward.
Hurricane Irma carries maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. It radios the data back, providing a detailed cross-sectional snapshot of the state of the atmosphere over most of its depth.
The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning for several southeastern Alabama counties and a tropical storm watch for several other counties in eastern Alabama. "The windy may cause weakened or poorly rooted trees to topple and create widely scattered power outages", according to weather service bulletin.
The balloons rise to 80,000 to 100,000 feet before deflating and slowly falling downwind, the office said. Typically, weather balloon launches occur every twelve hours.
The NWS does not expect Irma to produce local tornadoes or flooding. The National Hurricane Center site is also a source to trust.
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