Catastrophic situation unfolding for Puerto Rico as Category 5 Maria nears

Hurricane Maria has continued to strengthen today with her latest pressure down to 909mb.  As of this post, winds are sustained at 175mph with gusts to 210mph.  All precautions to protect life and property in Puerto Rico should now be completed.

Some fluctuations in intensity are expected as Maria makes her final approach.  These fluctuations will be based off any eye wall replacement cycles that Maria under goes.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Radar snapshot around 5:30pm CDT: