Potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane Irma heading toward the Leeward Islands

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Sep
5


Hurricane Irma, Tuesday September 05, 2017. Image source: NHC / NOAA

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“Hurricane Irma has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane,” the National Hurricane Center says, citing the latest data from NOAA and Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft.

With maximum sustained winds of 175 mph, Irma is a category 5 — the most serious type of major hurricane on the Saffir-Sampson wind scale. Over the next 12 hours, it’s likely to get even stronger, with winds of 180 mph, the U.S. hurricane agency says…

Read Full Article; NPR (09-05-2017)

NHC (09-05-2017)
Potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane Irma heading toward the Leeward Islands…

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