Irma has made landfall on the Florida peninsula at Category 3 strength. This is not good news but it is a lot better news than (as forecast by some) it making landfall at Cat 5.
It struck the Florida Keys at Cat 4, but even so, in terms of eye pressure, only came 7th in a list of the most intense storms to hit that area.
It does seem that the models rather overestimated the strength at landfall and they were not too successful at predicting the late north turn either.
Much can happen still and Florida is still at risk, but we can all be thankful that a worse case scenario has not happened. Climate change alarmists intent on exploiting an historic disaster may not be so relieved.