Latest 2PM Update Hurricane Irma: Max Winds 175 mph

Good afternoon from chief meteorologist Tony Petrarca… EYE OF EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE IRMA MOVING BETWEEN THE NORTH COAST OF HISPANIOLA AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS… SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST… LOCATION…20.7N 70.4W ABOUT 65 MI…105 KM NNE OF PUERTO PLATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ABOUT 70 MI…115 KM SE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…175 MPH…280 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 16 MPH…26 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…922 MB…27.23 INCHES LATEST FORECAST TRACK PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS STORM SURGE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR AREAS IN PURPLE IN SOUTH FLORIDA