Right now, category 4 Hurricane Irma is brushing up against Cuba, which should slow it down somewhat. While it’s still forecast to hit FL as a Cat5, a straight shot missing Cuba into the 90 degree waters south of Florida would be a worst case scenario.
— CNN (@CNN) September 8, 2017
And while current forecasts have Irma hitting the southwest region of Florida, continuing up into the Tampa region, the folks at Climate Central have put together a simulation of what Miami would look like on Sunday morning, according to Friday AM storm surge forecasts.
Update: Climate Central has offered this update. Apparently they #FakeNews’d us with an ‘incorrect tidal point reference.’ Still a very interesting simulation.
Our previous visualization contained an error that we regret. Details below pic.twitter.com/ThZoR6BSgg
— Climate Central (@ClimateCentral) September 8, 2017
***THIS IS AS REAL AS IT GETS***
***NOWHERE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS WILL BE SAFE***
***YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO EVACUATE***
— NWS Key West (@NWSKeyWest) September 8, 2017
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