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TRACKING: Irma Weakens while Jose Wanders

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Hurricane Irma landfalls in Florida Hurricane Irma landfalls in Florida
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At 10:00 PM CDT, the center of Tropical Depression Irma
was located 95 miles south southwest of Atlanta.  The
depression is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph, and
this motion at a slightly slower speed is expected through Monday.
A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast Monday night.  On the
forecast track, the center of Irma will move into Alabama soon and
then into western Tennessee by Monday evening.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph with
higher gusts.  Additional weakening is forecast, and Irma is
expected to degenerate into a remnant low by Monday evening.  The
low is likely to dissipate by Tuesday evening.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 988 mb (29.18 inches).

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Hurricane Irma made a second US landfall on Marco Island, Florida at 3:35 pm EDT (2:25 pm Iowa time) as a Category 3 hurricane.  A 130 mph wind gust was recorded by the Marco Island Police Department.

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The center of Hurricane Irma made its first United States landfall at Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys at 9:10 am EDT.  A gust to 106 mph (171 km/h) was just reported at the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key.

This the first time the continental US has had two Category 4 landfalls in one year.

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At 10:00 PM CDT, the center of Hurricane Jose was located
400 miles north northeast of Grand Turk Island. Jose is moving toward
the northeast near 6 mph and this motion is expected to
continue overnight. A turn toward the east and southeast is
expected on Tuesday, followed by a turn toward the south on
Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 85 mph with higher
gusts. Slight weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 982 mb (29.00 inches).

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