ISS over Hurricanes

The International Space Station passes over Hurricanes Jose and Irma in the Atlantic.  Irma of course is the huge storm about to hit Florida.

UPDATE:  The hurricane is going up the west side of the state so KSC will be impacted but nothing like the gulf coast.  Be safe everybody and good luck.

The projected path of Irma has put the center of the storm towards the western part of Florida and away from a direct hit on the Cape Canaveral area. That does not mean they are out of danger, far from it.

From a Hurricane Local Statement issued by the US National Weather Service for Cape Canveral:

Irma is a large hurricane and will produce far-reaching effects
regardless of where the exact center of the storm moves. Winds of
strong tropical storm to Category 1 hurricane force are expected to
produce widespread damage well east of Irma`s track, across east
central Florida. Flooding rain is also of considerable concern. Heavy
rain, especially in squalls, will increase in coverage and frequency
across east central Florida especially on Sunday and into early Monday.
Although Irma will be moving steadily forward, it will produce 8 to 12
inches of rain with locally higher amounts of 15 to 20 inches.

A Flood Watch has been issued for all of east central Florida.

Efforts to protect life and property should be rushed to completion!
From around Lake Okeechobee to the Treasure coast counties, every
effort should be taken to bring hurricane preparations to completion
by this afternoon, before weather conditions deteriorate. Areas
farther north from greater Kissimmee-Saint Cloud, Orlando, Sanford, and
Lake County eastward to the Space Coast and the greater Daytona Beach
area should have preparations completed by sunset on Saturday evening.

Wind driven water inundation will be possible in areas adjacent to
larger inland lakes, such as Lakes Okeechobee, Kissimmee, and Lake
George, as well as the Intracoastal Waterway.

Ahead of Irma, surf conditions will become hazardous as large swells
bring high surf and increasingly strong rip currents. Beach erosion
will ensue, and become progressively worse throughout the weekend and
into Monday.

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