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Weather Discussion => Hazardous Weather => Hurricane Central => Topic started by: toxictwister00 on August 30, 2017, 11:17:24 AM

Title: Irma
Post by: toxictwister00 on August 30, 2017, 11:17:24 AM
We have a while to track this one, but we have two possibilities here atm: A fish or a US hit.

(http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT11/refresh/AL112017_5day_cone_with_line_and_wind+png/145752_5day_cone_with_line_and_wind.png)
Title: Re: Irma
Post by: toxictwister00 on August 31, 2017, 11:16:26 AM
Irma has been upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 2 hurricane. This sucker means business. :o

(http://i.imgur.com/cy9TciW.png)

Title: Re: Irma
Post by: toxictwister00 on September 05, 2017, 04:08:02 PM
Irma is now an extremely powerful Category 5 hurricane. It is now the second strongest hurricane on record (as far as wind speed goes) in the Atlantic Ocean with winds of 185mph and wind gusts that exceed 200mph! Hurricane Allen is #1 with max winds of 190mph at it's peak (1980).

Irma is also the strongest Atlantic hurricane east of 60W on record.

EDIT: I forgot however, Irma is actually the strongest Atlantic hurricane (winds and pressure) in a decade. (2007; Dean/Felix)
Title: Re: Irma
Post by: Lightning on December 01, 2017, 03:13:47 PM
Irma is now an extremely powerful Category 5 hurricane. It is now the second strongest hurricane on record (as far as wind speed goes) in the Atlantic Ocean with winds of 185mph and wind gusts that exceed 200mph! Hurricane Allen is #1 with max winds of 190mph at it's peak (1980).

I was not happy at all when Irma hit southwestern Florida, a portion of the state that I hold dear and has a special place in my heart. But at least it was not a Category 5 with nearly 200 mph winds when it made landfall there.