Rare weather warning hoisted in Florida as Hurricane Irma batters the state

Technology 10-9-2017 Mashable 32
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When it comes to weather alerts, we’ve all seen the colorful boxes plastered on TV screens, and alerting to our phones, before. 

Most people can tell the difference between a Tornado or Severe Thunderstorm Warning, and know what actions to take if they’re under the gun. But when a brand new shade was displayed on Florida Weather maps Sunday afternoon, many folks were probably left scratching their heads. 

SEE ALSO: Hurricane Irma: A weather geek's live updates

At 12:25 p.m. ET, the National Weather Service office in Miami issued their first-ever Extreme Wind Warning (EWW) for areas between Naples and Marco Island.  Read more...

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