Irma Now a Deadly Category 5 Hurricane

Hurricane Irma is now a monster of a storm in size.  Winds in her eye-wall are currently sustained at 180 mph which is basically as strong as a “land-falling tornado”.  Here are the latest forecast spaghetti tracks from the GFS, Canadian and European Ensembles (images courtesy WxBell).

Latest Global Forecast System (GFS) Spaghetti Tracks:

Latest Canadian Ensemble Spaghetti Tracks:

Finally the Euro Ensembles:

If Irma ends up tracking across Hispanola and Cuba, the mountainous terrain would likely weaken her substantially before she makes an expected turn to the north.  Here in the DC Region, any impacts from Irma wouldn’t likely affect us until early to mid next week (highly dependent upon exact track).

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