Hurricane Irma – Saturday 5AM Advisory
At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 19.0 North, longitude 41.8 West. Irma is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A west-southwest motion is expected during the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. Fluctuations in strength, up or down, are possible during the next couple of days, but Irma is expected to remain a powerful hurricane into early next week.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km).
The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.65 inches).