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    New Port Richey, FL
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    to my untrained eye from this and the radar it appears that the eye is starting to define itself as well and it is just a matter of time before it emerges
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    Major Hurricane Irma- STORM MODE

    amazing how at least so far despite it coming up the west coast the east coast has gotten much worse conditions. i know im in for a long night but it hasnt been much of anything yet here although rain and wind starting to pick up a little. huge swing in what people expected and prepared for from coast to coast
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    Major Hurricane Irma- STORM MODE

    i keep seeing the cone from the nws trend northwest but Irma keeps going north, this turb seemingly should have happened hours ago. What is keeping Irma from turning and do yall think she finally starts turning at some point? thanks
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    Hurricane Irma obs

    checking in from Trinity/New Port Richey just outside of Tampa/Clearwater about 7 miles inland. Getting the heaviest bands we've seen yet at the moment with pretty good rain and gust probably about 20 mph
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    Major Hurricane Irma- STORM MODE

    with all due respect to the one poster in Miami, I don't think that TWC and Seidel are manufacturing the wind/rain in Miami, dude is getting pummeled. So impressive far from the eye.
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    Major Hurricane Irma- STORM MODE

    I'm not sure spared is the word I'd use but hopefully the damage lessened.
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    Hurricane Irma Local Impacts/Evacuations

    eerily quiet with calm winds at the moment here in New Port Richey, slightly North/west of Tampa. It is definitely what seems to be a true calm before the storm.
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    Major Hurricane Irma- STORM MODE

    gotcha we are sitting at 12-15 MPH sustained with probably 20-25 mph gust I'd say right now. Noticeable change but nothing like what it will be like in 24 hours.
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    Major Hurricane Irma- STORM MODE

    Damn that almost goes right over my apartment, I'm in between Clearwater and New Port Richey, this model isn't that likely though compared to a more southern landfall correct?
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    Tropical Banter Thread

    so this might seem random but is there an app on the phone that you can use to detect wind speeds. I'm curious as I'm seemingly going to be right in the middle of Ms. Irma I'd like to track the conditions.
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    Major Hurricane Irma- STORM MODE

    I'm just an amateur but I think these most recent shifts to the east are just corrections to the coastal bobble by Irma to avoid the coast. I don't think it necessarily is starting a northern track as it is just going to ride the coast. The models however will bounce back and forth as she wobbles back and forth. *edit referring to coast of Cuba in case it was unclear.
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    Major Hurricane Irma- STORM MODE

    I think the Bayshore/South Tampa is going to be in some danger. A lot of the big house and unfortunately some of the run down college apartments in that area could be in quite a bit of danger with storm surge from the Bay.
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    Major Hurricane Irma

    I believe you are correct, I'm a bit fearful that the new cone at 11 AM will be more shifted to the left, I'm getting more and more worried that here just outside of Tampa we will be getting closer to the Eye wall. I also really hope people don't get a false sense of security if the max winds continue to decrease a little bit or don't bump back up because I think the worst part of this storm is going to be the length of time that many places will be under Hurricane and TS force winds. Many places will be dealing with these winds for 8+ hours, when adding in the rain this will lead to many trees being uprooted/torn apart with debris flying around and can cause severe damage with broken windows or worse.
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    Major Hurricane Irma

    100% can confirm the people down here thinking it is a east coast thing. I think it is about 75/25% of people taking it seriously. I will say that I would be a lot more skeptical about the west shift had all the models shifted a little bit because of a wobble, the fact that this shift doesn't appear to be because of something like that makes me more confident in it. I still think at this point the best possible outcome is it going right up the gut this certainly makes me a lot more nervous it is going to go up the western side. I just hope for the gulf coast we don't end up getting a second landfall if it exits Florida west before it gets to the panhandle.