Hurricane Irene Misses Key West and South Florida

Hurricane Irene is skirting up the East coast just offshore far enough to

Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene Thursday Morning

not do any wind damage on the East coast of Florida outside of some beach erosion. But a weary eye will be kept for those in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

Here in Key West we are experiencing Northerly winds of about 20 mph and gusts up to around 30 and we are 300 miles from Hurricane Irenes center. Impressive outflow. I am certain the surf on the East Coast of Florida Is “Insane Dude”…

I lived in Cape Hatteras for 4 years just after high school while I was in the Coast Guard. I was stationed at Hatteras Inlet surf boat station and my job was heavy weather search and rescue.  Hatteras is a really neat place, but all built on sand. A massive storm can really wreck the place and there is one a commin. Thoughts and prayers to the safety off all on the eastern sea board.. Its going to be a bumpy week.

So we dodged another bullet here in Key West. Remember when Hurricane Irene was way out.. Just a Tropical Depreession? They had the cone of death right over the Florida Keys. Not long after did we hear the master of doom and gloom Jim Cantore talk about the possibilities of destruction of a nasty system long before it got here. Its talk like that that keeps people from coming to the Florida Keys and Key West in fear of getting his by a wandering storm that is over a week and 1000 miles away. Jim Cantore gets my Coconut of the month award. JackAss….

As it turns out.. We are fine.. fishing today.. Living The Dream…

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About Capt. Steven Lamp
Dr Catcher Is - Capt. Steven Lamp - Owner of Dream Catcher Charters is a veteran Key West fishing guide for flats fishing, deep sea fishing, wrecks and reef fishing, and fly fishing. An expert waterman and licensed captain since 1986. A Veteran of the United States Coast Guard Heavy Weather Search and Rescue, I.G.F.A. Certified Captain and Standing regional board member of The Florida Fishing Guides Association